Annual report of Fraunhofer IOSB 2019/2020

New and compact layout

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Institute, our Annual Report is published in a new format. In it you will find selected topics and project highlights from our business areas and departments, important events from the reporting period 2018/2019 as well as all basic information about our institute, its structure and networking.

A special chapter is dedicated to our anniversary and tells the story of the formation of Fraunhofer IOSB with the merger of the two traditional institutes Fraunhofer IITB and FGAN-FOM. Also in the anniversary section: important events and success stories of the institute from its foundation until today. Further information on the anniversary can be found under 10 years of Fraunhofer IOSB - Young Institute, Long Tradition.

Activities of Fraunhofer IOSB at a glance: in the Online Appendix

Scientific publications

Here you can find at a glance the papers and conference contributions that were written at Fraunhofer IOSB in 2018/2019.

Awards and prizes

Our technologies have been awarded numerous awards and prizes in the period 2018-2019.


Special Events

About 2500 people participated in conferences and other events that we (co-)organized.

Guest researcher

27 guest scientists worked at our institute in 2018/2019.

Trade fairs and exhibitions

We have presented our services at around 70 trade fairs, conferences and theme days.

Patents and brands

Numerous new patents and brands from 2018 to 2019 document our continuous research activity.

Participation in committees

Optimally networked - Fraunhofer IOSB employees are sought-after experts in specialist circles and committees.

Educational activities

Our employees have given a wide range of lectures, seminars, exercises and internships at various universities.


30 doctoral examinations were taken by scientists of Fraunhofer IOSB in 2018 and 2019.


We have communicated the latest scientific findings and our expert knowledge in numerous specialist lectures at home and abroad.