Fraunhofer IZFP

Pathfinder and pioneers for application-oriented solutions

Fraunhofer IZFP is an internationally networked research and development institute in the field of applied, industry-related research. Its activities zero in on the development of “cognitive sensor and data systems“ for the nondestructive monitoring of industrial processes and value chains.

Our vision

We are pathfinders and pioneers in the transformation of classic nondestructive measurement and testing technology towards NDE 4.0, ensuring a sustainable and efficient (material) recycling economy by trend-setting sensor and data systems.

Our sensor and data systems take predictive, intelligent and autonomous decisions on how to generate, to process, to forward and to archive relevant information from their data.

Our mission

Fraunhofer IZFP uses its competences in the fields of

  • (unconventional) sensor systems for volume and surface properties
  • software and services for sensor data management along the data value chain
  • software and services for data analysis and data value creation with AI and ML techniques 
  • consulting and holistic services around measurement, testing, data value creation and standardization

to develop sensor and data systems for safety, sustainability and efficiency.

We optimize circular processes for materials and products to ensure advanced industrial manufacturing and processing, as well as healthy living, nutrition, and supply security. 

Our purpose

Sensor and data systems for safety, sustainability and efficiency

Facts and Figures

  • Founded: 1972
  • Location: Saarbrücken, Ilmenau (Germany)
  • 174 employees incl. visiting scientists, student assistants in science/technology, of which permanent staff (full-time equivalents): 134 persons (as of March 2024)
  • Total business volume: 16.5 million € (as of 2023)
  • Total revenue: 9.87 million € (as of 2023)

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New Construction and Renovation Measure

New Construction and Renovation Measure

New construction and renovation measure for the further development of the Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP