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Pioneer for a sustainable world

Fraunhofer UMSICHT is a pioneer for a sustainable world. With our research in the areas of climate-neutral energy systems, resource-efficient processes and circular products, we make concrete contributions to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

We develop innovative, industrially feasible technologies, products and services for the circular economy and bring them to application. The focus is on the balance of economically successful, socially equitable and sustainable developments.

The institute has sites in Oberhausen, Willich and Sulzbach-Rosenberg. In 2020, Fraunhofer UMSICHT generated a turnover of more than 53.9 million euros with a workforce of 577 employees. As an institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the world’s leading applied research organization, we are globally networked and promote international cooperation.

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