Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has a global network of successful research and technology centres. These provide applied R and D services to each country's industrial base, developing new products and processes. The global network gives access to expertise in many technologies, helping international trade and collaboration.
Fraunhofer UK has several key roles:
- to support the sustainable success of Fraunhofer CAP (the first UK Fraunhofer Centre, the Centre for Applied Photonics)
- to provide a central point of contact in the UK for the Fraunhofer global network, establishing links in and out of UK and German industry and science base.
- to support new links between UK and Germany, leading to the creation of new centres.
- provide the top-level marketing, HR, IP, accounting and legal functions for UK based Fraunhofer Centre activities.