Networks in Science and Industry
International Activities and Cooperations with Industry
International activities and cooperations with industry Fraunhofer IME cooperates with many international research partners and remains in close contact with universities and other research organizations. The aim is to recognize trends and developments as they emerge, and to develop and implement novel research strategies and technologies. In 2021, Fraunhofer IME cooperated with around 110 national and international industrial clients and carried out confidential projects for several international industrial associations.
Cooperation with Universities
Fraunhofer IME has close ties with the Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Münster as well as with the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity and the Institute of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Münster. There is also close cooperation with the Institute of Insect Biotechnology and the Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and the Institute of Food Chemistry and Food Biotechnology at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen, the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center and the Universitiy of Frankfurt. Fraunhofer IME also collaborates with the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) at the University of Maastricht, the Institute for Biology V (Environmental Research) at RWTH Aachen University, the Institute of Biology at the University of Siegen, the institute for Fish and Wildlife Health at the University of Bern, the School of Chemistry at Monash University in Melbourne and from May 2022 with the Institute of Bioprocess Science and Engineering at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Employees of the Fraunhofer IME teach at the universities of Wuppertal, Osnabrück and Gießen, the TH Bingen, the University of Applied Sciences Hamm-Lippstadt and the TU Braunschweig. In research projects, the institute cooperates with the FU Berlin, the University of Vienna and the University of Copenhagen.