30 years of Fraunhofer UMSICHT

We started in 1990 with the aim of promoting sustainable business, environmentally friendly technologies and innovative behavior. For a better quality of life for people and a higher innovative capacity of the economy. The results from three decades show: We have lived and implemented sustainability – whether with resource-saving processes, environmentally friendly materials or unusual methods.

The past 30 years also show that the world is developing rapidly. Megatrends such as digitization, the energy transition, and the circular economy present us with new challenges. We gladly accept them and remain true to ourselves.

On our 30th birthday, we are ready for a new vision:

We are pioneers for a sustainable world.


By the way: The colour scheme of the key visual is based on the symbolism of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With this we want to show that sustainability and ECONOMICITY simply belong together. In this respect, we are happy to show our colours beyond our Fraunhofer green: We stand by the SDGs and actively contribute with our research to achieving these goals for sustainable development.


History in pictures: 1990 to 2020

From think tank to pioneer for a sustainable world – a lot can happen in 30 years. A look at the history of Fraunhofer UMSICHT shows this.


Greetings to the anniversary

Whether in politics, industry or science – in 30 years Fraunhofer UMSICHT has gained friends, partners and sponsors in all these areas. On the occasion of the anniversary, they will of course also have their say.


Focus on research

For 30 years, UMSICHT researchers have been dealing with issues of sustainable management and environmentally friendly technologies. In short interviews they provide insights into their current work.


Alumni congratulate

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary, UMSICHT alumni also have their say – both with congratulations and with reviews of their time at the institute.