Facts and figures

Employees and staff

Fraunhofer EMFT currently employes a staff of 122. Of these, 97 are engaged in reserach and further 25 are working in administration, marketing, IT and technology. On average there are additional 29 students and research assistants from various institutions working on their doctoral thesis, dissertations or master‘s assignments at any given time, they are also involved in the research projects at Fraunhofer EMFT.

Operating budget

Fraunhofer EMFT performed successfully in fiscal year 2018, the institution‘s total budget amounting to approximately 15,5 million Euros. Industry contracts generated a total volume of 4.5 million Euros, accounting for approx. 30.7 % of the total.


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Thermal processing during the eighties

Fraunhofer EMFT originates from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solid State Technology IFT, which was founded in 1974. Here, technologies were developed for the manufacture of semiconductors. Other areas of activity included sensor technology, communication technology and microstructure technology. 1999 the Fraunhofer IFT was dissolved and split into three independent sections. The section located in Hansastrasse, Munich - today`s Fraunhofer EMFT - became part of the Berlin-based Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM. Since July 1, 2010, Fraunhofer EMFT has been operating as an independent institution of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft afresh.