Research Networks

Collaborative Research

Through its membership in various groups and alliances, Fraunhofer IZFP works with many other Fraunhofer institutes. The institute also maintains relationships with academic and scientific institutes on an international level.

Fraunhofer IZFP – Groups

Institutes working in related subject areas cooperate in Fraunhofer Groups and foster a joint presence on the R&D market. They help to define the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s business policy and act to implement the organizational and funding principles of the Fraunhofer model. Fraunhofer IZFP is member of the following groups :


Fraunhofer IZFP – Alliances

The Fraunhofer Alliances facilitate customer access to the services and research results of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Common points of contact for groups of institutes active in related fields provide expert advice on complex issues and coordinate the development of appropriate solutions. Fraunhofer IZFP is member of the following alliances:

Professorships and lecturing activities at Saarland University

  • Associate Professorship Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ute Rabe

Professorships and lecturing activities at htw saar

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad Osman
    Profile page at htw saar
    Teaching field test technologies and test methods, especially automated signal and image processing of sensor data

Professorship at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Fraunhofer IZFP as an institute is member of


autoregion e.V.


Bundesverband für Angewandte Thermografie e.V


Composites United e.V.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität

        DGQ Forschungsgemeinschaft Qualität e.V.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung e.V.


Deutsches Institut für Normung

        Normenausschuss 062-08-27 Visuelle und thermographische Prüfung

        Normenausschuss 062-08-20-01 Shearographie (AK)

        Normenausschuss 062-08-23 Ultraschallprüfung


Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e. V.

        Fachausschuss 04 – Widerstandsschweißen

        Fachausschuss 05 – Sonderschweißverfahren

        Fachausschuss 06 – Strahlverfahren

        Fachausschuss 08 – Klebtechnik

        Fachausschuss 13 – Additive Fertigung


Europäische Forschungsgesellschaft für Blechverarbeitung e.V.


European Energy Research Alliance

        Joint Programme on Nuclear Materials

        Joint Programme on Fuel cells and Hydrogen

        Joint Programme on Digitalisation for energy


European Factories of the Future Research Association


European Materials Modelling Council




Informationsdienst Wissenschaft IDW


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


saarland.innovation&standort e.V.


SensorikNet e.V.


Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform

            Nuclear Generation II & III Alliance

                NUGENIA I Plant Safety and Risk Assessment

                NUGENIA II Severe Accidents


Waterborne Technology Platform