The Institute in Figures


In 2019, the Fraunhofer WKI employed around 175 members of staff, 40 percent of whom were scientists, engineers and postgraduate students. Technicians, laboratory assistants, business staff and IT specialists as well as diploma students and student assistants also support the research work at the institute. The Fraunhofer WKI provides training in the professional fields of information technology, office communication, industrial and wood mechanics as well as in the field of media and information services. In the year under review, 10 employees took advantage of this range of training services.


A total of 13.9 million euros of external income were realized in 2019. 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 million euros were realized through public funding bodies within the framework of our research projects.


In 2019, the operating budget amounted to almost 16 million euros. Personnel expenses thereby amounted to 11.5 million euros and material costs were 4.5 million euros.



The investment budget for 2019 amounted to a total of 2.8 million euros. The proportion of normal investments amounted to 1.7 million euros; 1.1 million euros were financed through projects.