National cooperation

Sustainability Center Freiburg

The Sustainability Center Freiburg is a cooperation between the University of Freiburg, Freiburg’s five Fraunhofer Institutes and the industry. It pools the partner institutes’ competences and connects expertise from different disciplines, advances the transfer of scientific developments into marketable and practice-oriented products and services and integrates the needs of society into the development of sustainable solutions at an early stage.


Centre for Security and Society

The Centre for Security and Society is a cooperation formed by the members of five faculties of the University of Freiburg, the University IT Services and the Institute for Computer Science and Social Studies as well as the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, the University of Passau and Fraunhofer EMI. It is located at the University of Freiburg.


Cluster Electric Mobility South-West

As member of this leading-edge cluster, Fraunhofer EMI takes part in a project, among others, with the aim to develop innovative diagnosis and repair concepts for electric vehicles.


Technology cluster microTEC Südwest

For the cluster members of microTEC Südwest, Fraunhofer EMI functions as research partner in developing MEMS systems and building-integrated sensor networks.



International Cooperation

University of Oxford

Prof. Dr.Ing. habil. Hiermaier is visiting professor at Oxford University. Scientific collaborations on composite materials under dynamic loading conditions.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scientific collaborations with the Impact and Crashworthiness Laboratory concerning the dynamic behavior of materials and structures.


Cranfield University

Scientific collaborations on composite materials and shock-wave effects in engineering structures.


Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Prof. Dr. Werner Riedel is visiting associate professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering of NTU and lectures “Protection of Built Infrastructures” and “Dynamic Material Behaviour” in cooperation with the Protective Technology and Research Center of the university.



Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft wants to keep in touch with its former employees and seeks to offer a platform for you to maintain personal relationships and to advance your professional network.

For further information about this registered association, membership and program, visit Fraunhofer-Alumni (pages in German only).