The Institute in Figures


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In 2017, the WKI employed around 165 members of staff, of whom approx. 40 percent are scientists, engineers and postgraduate students. Technicians and business staff as well as undergraduates and student assistants also support the research work at the Institute. The offer of training in the professional fields of informatics, office communication, industrial and wood mechanics as well as in the field of media and information services was taken up by 15 young employees.


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A total of 13.3 million euros of external income were realized in the year under review. The WKI can therefore once again continue the above-average results trend of previous years. More than 60 percent of the revenues at the WKI are financed through industrial partners; revenues of 5.1 million euros were realized through public funding bodies.


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In 2017, the operating budget grew once again and now stands at 16 million euros. Personnel expenses amount to 9.9 million euros, or 62 percent of the total budget. The investment budget amounted to 1.8 million euros. The proportion of normal investments thereby amounted to 1.4 million euros; 350,000 euros were financed through funds for strategic investment and 50,000 euros from project funds.