The Fraunhofer INT

About us

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

Nuclear Effects

The business area Nuclear Effects is formed by the business units Electromagnetic Effects and Threats, Nuclear Effects in Electronics and Optics and Nuclear Security Policy and Detection Techniques.

Technology Foresight

Technology Foresight is formed by the business units Corporate Technology Foresight, Public Technology and Innovation Planning and Defense Technology Foresight.

Cooperation with RWTH Aachen University

Institute Director Prof. Dr. Dr. Michael Lauster holds the Chair of Technology Analysis and Foresight in Security Research (LTVS) at RWTH Aachen University.

Network

Fraunhofer Segment for Defense and Security

The Fraunhofer Segment for Defense and Security focuses on research and development in the fields of defense and civil security.

Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research

The Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research recognizes and understands the complex interrelationships and changes within industries, markets and technologies.

Fraunhofer-Alliance Space

The Fraunhofer-Alliance Space is an association of 17 institutes conducting applied research in space technology.

Facts and Figures

Institute's year of foundation 1974
 
Employees More than 120 employees, 64 of these being scientists  
Budget
Approx. 11 million euros in the business year 2020   
Advisory Board

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

Chair

Sir Udo Becker; Chairman of the Board Kreissparkasse Euskirchen

Members   

  • Sir Udo Becker; Chairman of the Board Kreissparkasse Euskirchen
  • Sir Klaus Burmeister; foresightlab
  • Sir Dr.-Ing. Karsten Deiseroth; Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
  • Madam Sabine Lackner; Vice President Technical Relief Organization Bonn
  • Sir Dr.-Ing habil. Frank Sabath; Defense Science Institute for Protection Technologies Munster
  • Madam Britta Schade; European Space Agency / European Space Research and Technology Center
  • Madam Prof. Dr. Katharina Seuser; Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
  • Madam MinR'in Sabine ten Hagen-Knauer; Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Bonn
  • Madam Prof. Dr. Christiane Vaeßen; Aachen Region Special Purpose Association
  • Sir MinR Norbert Michael Weber; former Federal Ministry of Defense Bonn
  • Sir Prof. Dr. Dr. Axel Zweck; VDI Technology Center