The Fraunhofer INT in profile

At a glance

The Fraunhofer Institute for Technological Trend Analysis INT provides scientifically sound assessments and counseling on the entire spectrum of technological developments. On this basis, the Institute conducts Technology Forecasting, making possible a long-term approach to strategic research planning. Fraunhofer INT constantly applies this competence in projects tailor-made for our clients.

Over and above these skills, we run our own experimental and theoretical research on the effects of ionizing and electromagnetic radiation on electronic components, as well as on radiation detection systems. To this end, INT is equipped with the latest measurement technology. Our main laboratory and large-scale appliances are radiation sources, electromagnetic simulation facilities and detector systems that cannot be found in this combination in any other civilian body in Germany.

For more than 40 years, INT has been a reliable partner for the Federal German Ministry of Defense, which it advises in close cooperation and for which it carries out research in technology analysis and strategic planning as well as radiation effects. INT also successfully advises and conducts research for domestic and international civilian clients: both public bodies and industry, from SMEs to DAX 30 companies.

Our areas of expertise


  • Technology Foresight (360°) 
  • Technological Analyses in Key Areas of Expertise
  • Analysis of Future Defense Technology
  • Technology Foresight Methodology
  • National and international research and technology
  • Security and Aspects of nuclear / chemical Threats
  • Information Management
  • Electromagnetic Effects
  • Nuclear Security Policy and Detection Techniques
  • Radiation Effects in Electronics and Opto-Electronics
  • Planning of Research and Technology in Security and Defense: Structures, Programs and Markets

Facts and Figures


The INT is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s leading organization for applied research with 26.000 employees working at more than 80 locations worldwide.

  • Institute's year of foundation: 1974
  • More than 110 employees, 60 of these being scientists
  • Budget: approx. 10 million euros in the business year 2018  

Advisory Board  

The institute is given advice by an advisory board which is composed of personalities from industry, science, politics and administration.


  • Sir Udo Becker; Vorstand Kreissparkasse Euskirchen
  • Sir Kuno Blank, Vorstand der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Sir Klaus Burmeister; foresightlab 
  • Sir Dr.-Ing. Karsten Deiseroth; IABG mbH 
  • Sir Prof. Dr. Horst Geschka; Geschka & Partner Unternehmensberatung Innovarium
  • Madam Dr. Vera Kamp, Plath GmbH
  • Sir Erster Direktor BAAINBw Dipl.-Ing. Rainer Krug; Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr
  • Madam Cornelia Reimoser, Institutsbetreuerin seitens der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Sir Dir. Prof. Dr. Winfried Schuhn; Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut für Schutztechnologien - ABC-Schutz (WIS) 
  • Madam Prof. Dr. Katharina Seuser, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
  • Sir MinR. Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Michael Weber; Bundesministerium der Verteidigung (BMVg)
  • Sir Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weise; Rheinmetall AG
  • Sir Dr. rer. pol. Hans-Ulrich Wiese, ehemals Fraunhofer-Vorstand
  • Sir Prof. Dr. Dr. Axel Zweck; VDI Technologiezentrum
Advisory Board Meeting on June 22, 2017
Advisory Board Meeting on June 22, 2017


Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.rer.pol.habil. Michael Lauster
Phone +49 2251 18-117


Deputy Director 

Dr. rer. nat Stefan Metzger
Phone +49 2251 18-214