Fraunhofer IAO as an employer

We conduct research that has practical applications

We are...

  • the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and
  • our partner, the University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management IAT
  • part of Fraunhofer, Europe’s leading network for applied research with 75 institutes and research institutions

Our research and development work for the private and public sectors helps ensure...

  • a better future
  • innovation and growth
  • sustainable growth of our environment and society

Thanks to our close cooperation with the IAT, we are able to combine university-level basic research, application-oriented science, and business practice.

An excellent research environment for your ideas

Only those who forge new paths can shape the future. With us, you can translate your scientific findings into tangible products and services, thus making a significant contribution to growth, competitiveness and employment...

  • scientific excellence and opportunities for applied research
  • interdisciplinary teamwork and freedom to conduct your own research
  • interesting industry partners and access to a scientific network
  • a creative environment and cutting-edge technology
  • excellent research conditions and flexible work arrangements
  • a springboard into the world of business and a career in science

Personal development and equal opportunities Professional development and equal opportunities

We help you grow professionally and personally through...

  • numerous educational and training offers
  • challenging tasks to build your competencies
  • option of earning a doctorate
  • diversity and equal opportunities
  • active support for spin-offs
  • flexible work hours and work arrangements
  • support for parents


Latest studies by Kununu, trendence and Universum show that not only does Fraunhofer stand for top-level research; it is also one of the most popular employers in Germany. We are proud of our top positions in the rankings and do everything we can to become even better.