Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP

Sensor and Data Systems for Safety, Sustainability and Efficiency

Sensor and Data Systems for Safety, Sustainability, and Efficiency

Fraunhofer IZFP is an internationally renowned research and development institute for applied, industry-oriented research with headquarters in Saarbrücken. The institute's activities focus on the development of intelligent sensor and data systems for safety, sustainability and efficiency. The results of its R&D work are used in business and industry. The scientific-technological solutions support science and industry and at the same time contribute to shaping our society and our future.

In addition to customized sensor systems, sensor data management, data analysis and data value creation with AI and machine learning techniques, the R&D portfolio also includes extensive consulting activities in the field of standardization, among others. The understanding of technical testing and sensor physics is also complemented by technologies and concepts from AI research. The decades-long understanding of applications and processes for materials and the products made from them continues to form a solid basis and provides the impetus for Fraunhofer IZFP's expanded research mission in the future: By adding aspects of digital signal and information processing, novel applications in domains such as critical infrastructure, the food industry, the sustainable circular economy, and resource protection and conservation become possible.

News from Research and Development


Press Release, 10.1.2024

Unlocking the Future of Manufacturing: Introducing “SeConRob“ Project

Imagine a world where manufacturing becomes smarter, more efficient, and remarkably innovative. It's no longer just a vision; it's a reality with the unveiling of the groundbreaking “SeConRob“ project!


Back Cover in “Advanced Sensor Research“


Press Release, 12.9.2023

Safe monitoring of infrastructure structures

BMBF funds ImaB-Edge joint project worth millions.

Our Research and Performance Centers

Fraunhofer Center for Sensor Intelligence ZSI

A joint strategic R&D initiative of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Saarland


Intelligent signal analysis and assistance systems


Research Center for Sensor Materials & Sensor Systems


Development of novel cognitive, adaptive sensor technology using compressed sensing

Our Institute

Campus E 3.1

66123 Saarbrücken


Phone +49 681 9302-0

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DGZfP-Annual Conference 2024

A date that is firmly fixed in the calendar of the NDT community is the DGZfP annual conference, traditionally held in May, to which we would like to cordially invite you already today. After the annual conference planned in Osnabrück in 2021 could unfortunately only take place virtually, we are all the more pleased to be able to be guests in the city of peace from May 6 to 8, 2024.
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DAGA 2024- Annual conference for acoustics

Hanover - UNESCO City of Music, City of Choirs and Sound - in the year of the 50th DAGA, Hanover in the heart of Germany is hosting the event for the second time: you are cordially invited to DAGA 2024. With its historic conference rooms and "Future Meeting Spaces", the Hannover Congress Center (HCC) offers a special setting for scientific presentations, encounters, professional exchange and creative interaction for this DAGA.
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10. Sensor-Based Sorting & Control Conference

The next Sensor-Based Sorting & Control conference will take place for the tenth time on March 13 and 14, 2024 in Aachen at the SuperC of RWTH Aachen University. Over two conference days, contributions from industry and science will present new developments and applications in the field of sensor-based sorting and process control, along the entire process chain from extraction to processing, for primary and secondary raw materials. The presentation topics include - Further developments of multi-sensor systems, - Advances in single particle detection, - methods of data processing and particle analysis, - use of sensor systems for online monitoring and process control as well as - optimization of peripheral processes. During the evening event in the historic ballroom of the old Kurhaus, there will also be the opportunity to make contacts, discuss technical content and exchange experiences. The symposium is being organized by the Department of Mineral Resources Processing (AMR) and the Institute for Anthropogenic Material Cycles (ANTS) at RWTH Aachen University.
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Unlocking the Future of Manufacturing: Introducing “SeConRob“ Project

Imagine a world where manufacturing becomes smarter, more efficient, and remarkably innovative. It's no longer just a vision; it's a reality with the unveiling of the groundbreaking “SeConRob“ project (Self-configuring Multi-Step Robotic Workflows). This exciting initiative, supported by Horizon Europe, is set to transform the manufacturing landscape from October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2026, with a budget of €2,992,178. We are delighted to introduce you to the key players behind this innovation – PROFACTOR GmbH (Austria), Safe Metal (France), Otto Fuchs (Germany), ACS (Germany), ECL (France), Fraunhofer IZFP (Germany) and Marposs (Italy).
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