Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

About us

As the largest institute within the Fraunhofer Group for Information and Communication, the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technology and Image Exploitation IOSB has been very successful in implementing the latest research results in ready-to-use solutions. These solutions offer our customers direct cash-equivalent benefits and improve their long-term competitiveness. The Fraunhofer IOSB researches and develops innovative concepts, methods and systems for industry, medium-sized business and clients from the public sector. We always focus on the task at hand and the customer’s problem right from the very beginning.


The development of Fraunhofer IOSB continues to be positive and we are expanding organically furthermore.

Business expenses 2017: about 56 Mio €

Personnel in total: 520; Scientists and engineers: 330. In addition to our permanent staff we also engaged 180 student assistants and interns.


The Fraunhofer IOSB was created as at 1/1/2010 at the recommendation of the German Science Council in 2007 from the FGAN Institute for Optronics and Pattern Recognition FOM in Ettlingen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing IITB.