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We at Fraunhofer EMFT stand for outstanding expertise from all over the world: Our team comes from a total of 22 different countries. Together, we drive forward research and development of sensor systems and actuators for human beings and the environment. Our multicultural background is a key advantage, enabling us to look at scientific issues from a diverse range of perspectives. We make the most of this opportunity to inspire each other in terms of our mindset and our problem-solving strategies.
As compared to the previous year, the permanent staff at the institution increased by seven in 2020, with a total of workforce of 135 as of the end of the year: of these, 101 people are employed in the scientific area and 30 in support areas. The latter are made up of marketing, IT, administration, technology, quality management, organization and services. In addition, the Fraunhofer EMFT team is supplemented with five trainees.
Another 49 student assistants from a wide range of educational institutions were employed at Fraunhofer EMFT in the course of the year, writing their final thesis and/or working on Fraunhofer EMFT research topics.
In 2020, the Fraunhofer EMFT team was able to make its contribution to tackling the current challenges facing society with a total of 103 projects. Almost one third of the projects – 28% to be precise – can be attributed to the area of expertise Micro- and Nanotechnologies. This in turn forms the basis for Sensor Solutions, Micropumps, and Safe and Secure Electronics. It is precisely the interdisciplinary interaction between these areas of expertise that helps us produce forward-looking solutions for people and the environment.
Fraunhofer EMFT’s total budget amounted to EUR 17.3 million in 2020, with industrial orders generating a total volume of approx. EUR 4.4 million. This is a 26.6% share of the operating budget.