Facts and Figures

Learn more about the development of Fraunhofer IMS in facts and figures.

Facts and Figures

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg is one of 72 Fraunhofer institutes and research facilities throughout Germany and part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading organization for applied research in Europe. More than 26,600 employees achieve an annual research volume of 2.6 billion euros, of which 2.2 billion euros are in the area of contract research. Approximately 70 percent are generated with contracts from industry and with publicly financed research projects.


Eine Darstellung der Anzahl der Mitarbeiter des Fraunhofer IMS im Jahr 2018
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The Fraunhofer IMS staff in 2018

At the end of 2018, the Fraunhofer IMS in Duisburg had 240 employees, most of whom were trained in the natural sciences or engineering.

Of these, 184 are employed on a permanent basis as (scientific) employees, doctoral students or managers. In addition, there are 56 student assistants, interns and trainees.

An overview of our organizational structure can be found in our organizational chart.

Investments & Budget

Ein Balkendiagramm, das die Investitionen der letzten Jahre des Fraunhofer IMS darstellt
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Fraunhofer IMS investments in million Euros
Ein Balkendiagramm, das das Budget der letzten Jahre des Fraunhofer IMS darstellt
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The buudget of Fraunhofer IMS in million Euros

Capital investments for the institute in the 2018 financial year amounted to 2.2 million Euros. The investments were offset by a research budget of 34.1 million euros in the 2018 financial year. Around 59 percent of this was financed by industrial partners, 15 percent by public sponsors and 26 percent by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Scientific Publications

The employees of Fraunhofer IMS publish regularly in scientific journals and trade journals. In addition, conference papers, dissertations or abstracts of our scientists are frequently published. You can find all these scientific publications listed here by year.

These are included in the "Fraunhofer Publica", the publication database of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, as are all older publications and patents resulting from the research activities of the Fraunhofer IMS and all Fraunhofer Institutes. Electronic documents can be retrieved directly from the database in full length.


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