Structure and networking

The five business units of Fraunhofer IOSB bundle the portfolio of the institute with regard to concrete application areas and markets.

The central competence and organizational units are the 15 scientific departments. Six of them are located in Karlsruhe, five in Ettlingen. Our branches IOSB-AST at Ilmenau and IOSB-INA at Lemgo comprise two departments each.

At all locations, our institute is closely networked with the local universities and colleges: Employees of the Fraunhofer IOSB hold professorships and teaching positions, and professors are also involved as external advisors and curators of the Institute.

Within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Fraunhofer IOSB belongs to the Fraunhofer ICT Group, the Fraunhofer Business Unit Vision and Fraunhofer Segment for Defense and Security VVS. In addition, the institute and individual departments are members of the following Fraunhofer Alliances: AutoMOBILE Production, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Energy, Food Chain Management, Space, SysWasser, and Transport.

In addition, we naturally work on a case-by-case basis in concrete projects with those sister institutes that complement our expertise with regard to the task at hand.