Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM

We create value.

As leading contract research organization we provide research and development services to our customers and partners from industry, other research organizations and universities for more than 30 years. Transferring requirements into workable and customer friendly solutions we secure a competitive edge and head start in innovation. Based on our profound experience in microsystem technology we accept challenges others don’t due to a lack of knowledge/experience or interest.

With our project work we contribute to the Fraunhofer Strategic Research Fields of Hydrogen Technologies, Resource Efficiency and Climate Technologies, Digital Healthcare and Bioeconomy.



Webinar “IMM catalyst development: Custom-made catalysts for fuel reforming”

The webinar on December 14, 2022, we will give you an insight into our expertise in the catalyst technologies we have developed and patented.


PCR platform for fighting pandemics – fast, open and digitalized

Fraunhofer IMM presents demonstrator at COMPAMED in Düsseldorf (Nov. 14 - 17, 2022, Fraunhofer joint booth hall 8a, booth G10).


German environmental satellite EnMAP enters routine operations

On 2 November 2022, the German environmental mission EnMAP completed its test phase and entered routine operations.


Parker Hannifin and Fraunhofer announce partnership to define the next generation of humidifiers for fuel cells


Preparing a future with optimal bone health

The early detection of osteoporosis is key to its treatment. The EU-funded project "PoCOsteo" introduces a point-of-care tool for bone disease risk profiling, prevention, detection and treatment.


Fraunhofer process increases methane yield from biogas plants

Biogas plants produce methane along with more than 40 percent CO2 which has been released into the atmosphere in conventional biogas plants. Researchers from the IMM have now found a way to convert this waste product into additional methane, thus drastically increasing the methane yield from biogas plants. The process is up and running and the research team is currently scaling up the demonstration plant to five cubic meters of methane per hour.

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