2022 was a year of growth and consolidation for Fraunhofer IUM. The Institute managed to again increase its revenue, growing by 2.8 percent to €39.6 million. Over the year, Fraunhofer IZM covered 75.5 percent of its operating budget with third-party funds. All in all, externally funded projects increased to a volume of €29.9 million.
Public funding for projects increased to €14.7 million, representing an increase of 9.1 percent over the previous year. These public projects often produce new insights and expertise that can be built on and used in later commercial projects on industrial applications.
Earnings from work with domestic and industrial industry partners and associations remained stable at €15.2 million in 2022. This means that Fraunhofer IZM covered 38.3 percent of its operating costs with direct commercial projects.