Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

Annual Report 2019/2020

Annual Report 2019/2020

The new annual report is here! More compact and with new layout

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Institute, our Annual Report is being published in a new format. In it you will find selected topics and project highlights from our business areas and departments, as well as important events from the 2018/2019 reporting period and all general information on our institute, its structure and networking activities.
A special chapter is dedicated to our anniversary and tells the story of the Fraunhofer IOSB's development with the merger of the two long-established 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 in the section 10 years of Fraunhofer IOSB – A young institute with a long history.

Facts & figures – now in the online appendix

In addition to the printed annual report, or the PDF version, you will find below further details of our scientific publications, trade fair visits, patents and teaching activities, as well as other key figures that impressively demonstrate our scientific activities.
Enjoy reading!

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Here you can find further Annual Reports of Fraunhofer IOSB (in German) from 2009/2010 to 2017/2018.

Scientific publications

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


Our technologies have once again been honoured with numerous awards and prizes (content in German).

special events

2,500 participants attended special events and conferences organized or co-organized by Fraunhofer IOSB and its scientific staff (content in German).

visiting scientists

27 visiting scientists came and worked with us for different periods of time (content in German).

trade fairs and exhibitions

We exhibited our technology at about 70 trade fairs as well as specialist conferences and theme days (content in German).

patents and trademarks

Numerous patents and registered trademarks were granted to Fraunhofer IOSB (content in German).

committee memberships

Fraunhofer IOSB scientific staff are sought-after experts on boards and standardization bodies and in numerous expert groups (content in German).

teaching activities

A wide variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical courses at different academic institutions were performed by our staff (content in German).


30 researchers working at Fraunhofer IOSB passed their doctoral examinations in 2018 and 2019 (content in German).


The latest findings from science and our expert knowledge were presented in numerous speeches (content in German).