The Institute in Figures


In the reporting period, the Fraunhofer WKI employed around 175 members of staff, of whom approx. 40 percent are scientists. Engineers, technicians and laboratory assistants as well as business staff and IT specialists also count among our employees. The Fraunhofer WKI provides training in the professional fields of information technology, office communication, industrial and wood mechanics as well as media and information services. In the year under review, 15 young employees took advantage of this range of training services.


A total of 13.5 million euros of external income were realized in the year under review. The Fraunhofer WKI can therefore once again continue the above-average results trend of previous years. More than 60 percent of the revenues at the Fraunhofer WKI were financed through industrial partners; revenues of 5.0 million euros were realized through public funding bodies within the framework of our research projects.


The operating budget was consolidated in 2018. At just under 16 million euros, no significant change is discernible compared to the previous year. Personnel expenses, in contrast, now amount to 10.6 million euros as a result of the growth in the number of jobs. This corresponds to 67 percent of the total budget and a growth of 5 percent compared to the previous year. 



In 2018, the investment budget amounted to 2.7 million euros. The proportion of normal investments thereby accounts for 1.7 million euros; 470 thousand euros were financed through funds for strategic investments and 530 thousand euros from project resources.