To achieve this goal, the Hanseatic city has already invested six million euro in the past five years. Further 6.5 million euro are to be invested in the coming years to set up Fraunhofer facilities in Hamburg.
In addition, Hamburg will contribute to the financing of Europe‘s largest application-oriented research organisation.
With the Centre for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML), Hamburg‘s first future Fraunhofer facility was founded in 2010, with a five-year set-up period.The European ScreeningPort GmbH (ESP) is to become Hamburg‘s second Fraunhofer institute. The centre for modern drug discovery and contract research in preclinical drug development with a focus on screening is to be integrated into the Fraunhofer network by mid-2014 as subsidiary of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) in Aachen.
To further strengthen Hamburg‘s role as innovative hothouse for renewable energies and to expand the growth and application of clean green technologies, Hamburg will set up the application and testing centre “Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems“ (ALR)“ at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (HAW Hamburg). The new branch of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology (ISIT) in Schleswig-Holstein is also scheduled to start operations by summer. In Germany, the Fraunhofer Society runs 67 institutes with 23,000 staff, with each focusing on different fields of applied science. Fraunhofer‘s annual research budget amounts to 1.7 billion euro.