The aim of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is to develop innovative technologies that lead to marketable products. One way to bring about a development in the application and promote the Institute's own technologies, is the establishment of spin-offs.



A-TEC Anlagentechnik GmbH

A-TEC Anlagentechnik GmbH is one of the worldwide leading experts for Coal Mine Methane (CMM). Key areas: Safe operation of CMM, utilization of CMM for heat and power operation, climate protection with CMM utilization


Catfish Solutions GmbH

Catfish Solutions GmbH is a sector-independent and vendor neutral IT consulting company. It focusses on basis technologies like networks, storage, virtualization and server operating systems as well as back office products.


DataPool Engineering GmbH

DataPool Engineering is a partner for software solutions in process and safety technology. Beside simulations, the company provides safety analysis and knowledge-based systems for legal advice.


FKuR Kunststoff GmbH

According to the motto “Plastics – made by nature!” FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, in cooperation with Fraunhofer UMSICHT, has developed a wide range of biodegradable plastics primarily made from natural resources: Bio-Flex®, Biograde® und Fibrolon®.


Greasoline GmbH

The Greasoline® process converts bio-based oil, fats and fatty acids, both unused and used, into fuels, fuel components and fuel gases. They can be used for drop-in biofuels that act just like fossil fuels in handling, storage and application.


Ruhr Compounds GmbH

Ruhr Compounds develops high quality plastics with rubber residues. The innovative and marketable plastics compound, elastomer powder modified thermoplastics – short: EPMT®, saves raw material costs and enables customers to increase their materials efficiency.


Susteen Technologies GmbH

Susteen Technologies converts biomass by-products in premium energy sources like bio-oil, biochar and synthesis gas. With this method more than 70 percent of energy potential could be used from industrial and local waste products.



TURBONIK’s high-efficient oil-free micro steam turbine enables steam using companies to profitably generate power from process steam. In doing so, for the first time, energy costs are cut and CO2 emissions are significantly reduced even in small steam systems.


viteso UG (limited liability)

Viteso provides IT solutions with an emphasis on the development of apps for mobile devices. The company develops applications based on own ideas as well as apps with specific requirements for customers.


Volterion GmbH

Volterion produces and sells compact-size redox flow batteries for private homes. With the novel energy storage self-generated power from fluctuating renewable energies can be retrieved even in the night or during times of low solar intensity.


VSM Solar Private Limited

VSM Solar designs, produces and installs solar cooling for buildings, refrigerators and cool rooms for the Indian market. In these regions the awareness for sustainability of solar energy should be raised.


WAGRO Systemdichtungen GmbH

WAGRO Systemdichtungen GmbH develops and produces sealing systems on the basis of swellable substances which can be used in the construction of new buildings as well as in refurbishment projects. These innovative sealing products are employed in all fields of technology; main fields of application are civil engineering and pipeline construction.