At the end of 2019, 533 personnel were employed at the Fraunhofer IME locations in Aachen, Münster, Schmallenberg, Gießen, Frankfurt am Main and Hamburg. In 2019, 53.7 percent of Fraunhofer IME personnel were female.
In 2019, the operating budget of the Fraunhofer IME increased to a previously unreached level of 41.8 million euros. In addition, about 2.8 million euros were invested in equipment. Fraunhofer IME again recorded a significant increase in construction activities (approx. € 15.6 million), primarily due to the construction of the new institutes in Gießen and Schmallenberg.
67.5 percent of the budget was financed by external income, or 77.7 percent if the locations in Gießen and Frankfurt am Main, which are mainly financed by the federal state, are included. Economic earnings of 14.1 million euros remains at a constantly high level. This corresponds to an economic revenue share (Rho Wi) of 41.0 percent and 33.8 percent respectively.
Thus, in 2019, Fraunhofer IME once again achieved excellent results in the key figures of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.