Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal (Berghausen)

Our scientists carry out research and development work within the key competences areas energetic materials, energetic systems, applied electrochemistry, environmental engineering and polymer engineering.

The resulting knowledge and developments are applied in four business areas: defense and security, air and space travel, automotive and transport industry, chemistry and process engineering, and energy and environment.

Developments are followed through from the initial concept via basic research to applied research and the realisation of customer-specific, pilot-level applications. Our expertise covers conception and design, product development, processing technology, material development and characterisation, and quality assurance.

Facts and figures
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft carries out applied research that drives economic developments and serves the wider benefit of society, working for and with an international network of partners and customers. The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT is one of the 60 institutes that currently make up the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Beside contractual research for industry, the Fraunhofer ICT also works with commercial enterprises in research projects co-funded by the German government and the European Union.

Over a total area of 200.000 m2 we have 12.000 m2 of pilot plants, test stands and technical workshops, and a further 13.000 m2 of laboratories, infrastructure and office space.

Approximately 550 people are currently employed at the Fraunhofer ICT. Under the directorship of Prof. Dr. Peter Elsner, the overall budget in 2013 was around 38,3 million €.