In order to bundle competencies, to encourage exchange and to develop holistic technological innovations and establish them on the market Fraunhofer UMSICHT works within a network. This comprises universities and other scientific institutions but also other Fraunhofer Institutes working in related technological areas or complementary scientific fields. This way we can jointly develop system solutions.

Spin-offs of the institute successfully market established technologies and intensify the exchange between institute and industry.

Fraunhofer UMSICHT is supported and counseled by a board of trustees and a circle of friends and patrons whose special intention it is to strengthen the role of the institute within the region. 

Fraunhofer groups and alliances

The Fraunhofer Institutes cooperate in groups or pool expertise in flexible structures, depending on requirements.

Research and teaching

As an institute at the interface between university research and industrial practice, we rely on strategic partnerships with universities in Germany and Europe.

International networks

Our topics are just as relevant in Germany as they are internationally. That is why we are involved in transnational networks and projects.

UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group

The UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group has set itself the task of cultivating applied research in the field of environmental, safety and energy technology.


The Institute's spin-offs successfully market established technologies and strengthen the exchange with industries.

Board of Trustees

A Board of Trustees with members from science, business, politics and administration advises Fraunhofer UMSICHT.