There is a close link between the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Bundeswehr University Munich and Fraunhofer EMFT, not least as a result of staffing connections: Prof. Linus Maurer (Professorship for Integrated Circuits and Electronic Components) has taught at the university since 2012, along with Prof. Christoph Kutter (Professorship for Polytronics). The cooperation originated under Prof. Ignaz Eisele, who was appointed the university's first Emeritus of Excellence and today heads up the business area Silicon Technologies and Devices at Fraunhofer EMFT. Dr. Sabine Trupp, Head of the Sensor Materials group at Fraunhofer EMFT, was accepted as a habilitation candidate in the area of gas sensorics at Bundeswehr University in 2015. Dr. Ronnie Bose, Head of the Polytronic Technologies group at Fraunhofer EMFT, has been doing his habilitation at the Institute of Physics, Bundeswehr University Munich, since 2016. His area of research is flexible hybrid integration and microsystem technologies.
Fraunhofer EMFT and Bundeswehr University Munich complement each other ideally due to the nature of their respective cleanroom facilities. The close connection between the university and Fraunhofer EMFT is also reflected in their collaboration on the integration of new, innovative functionalities and components in existing silicon standard technologies. Here, Fraunhofer EMFT contributes its expertise in the area of add-on technologies and their combination with standard technologies. The goal of the project is to collaborate with industry partners so as to advance new developments – from high-risk research through to product maturity and implementation. The two institutions aim to intensify their collaboration in the future.