Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd is the legal entity and headquarters organisation for Fraunhofer research centres in the UK. Fraunhofer research centres perform professional, application-oriented research and development services for, and with, industry. Fraunhofer also has a significant training mission and hosts and trains a large number of doctoral students every year.
Fraunhofer UK was created, following the instigation of UK government, with collaboration and financial support from:
- Scottish Government
- Scottish Funding Council
- Scottish Enterprise
- University of Strathclyde.
The first UK Fraunhofer Centre is based in Glasgow and builds on the strong photonics clusters in Scotland and other parts of the UK, and is for the benefit of the UK and EU.
Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organisation. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.