At Fraunhofer IZM, 2018 was another year of successful partnerships with industry in applied research projects. Earnings from activities with German and international enterprises and industry associations remained stable at the previous year’s high level of 15.3 million euros. Industry projects allowed Fraunhofer IZM to cover 45.4 percent of its costs.Public funding for projects increased again to a level of 12.6 million euros. The overall revenue of Fraunhofer IZM grew to a total of 33.7 million euros.
In 2018, Fraunhofer IZM covered 83.6 percent of its operating budget from third party funds. In total, external funding accounted for 27.9 million euros of ongoing project spending.