The Institute in Figures


In the reporting period, the Fraunhofer WKI employed around 160 staff, 40 percent of whom were scientific personnel, engineers and doctoral students. Technical staff, administrative personnel and IT specialists as well as master’s/bachelor’s students and student assistants supported the research work.

The institute enabled nine trainees to embark upon their careers in the fields of information technology, office communication, industrial and wood mechanics, and media and information services.

Revenue structure

In 2020, a total of 12.7 million euros in external revenues was realized. This enables the Fraunhofer WKI to once again build on the above-average results of previous years. More than 60 percent of the revenues were financed by industrial partners. Public sponsors supported our research projects with almost 5.0 million euros.

Budget & Investments

The operating budget amounted to 15.3 million euros in the year under review. Personnel expenses amounted to 11.8 million euros and material costs totaled 3.5 million euros.

The investment budget had a volume of 1.3 million euros. The share of normal investments amounted to 700 000 euros. A further 340 000 euros were financed through projects.