Since its foundation as a Fraunhofer Institute in 1974, it is the basic mission of Fraunhofer INT to advise the Federal Ministry of Defense (FMoD) on all aspects of technological developments and their implications for defense research and technology (R&T) planning. Work under this mandate is concentrated in the Business Unit “Defense Technology Foresight”.
The services of this Business Unit are provided by scientists and engineers, many of whom have years of experience in analyzing, forecasting and evaluating technological developments of potential long-term relevance for defence R&T planning. They have comprehensive expertise in all relevant scientific and technological fields, complemented by broad methodological and process-oriented skills in futures research. Applying this broad interdisciplinary knowledge in our comprehensive as well as individual technology analyses, it enables us to achieve and maintain a high quality in our technology foresight activities. Regular exchanges with our network of national and international partners, and an internal peer review process are cornerstones of our quality management.
depth knowledge of the structures, processes and requirements of our clients, we can tailor our research and the presentation of its results in the best possible way to meet their articulated needs.