Research partnerships and memberships

One of the key reasons for Fraunhofer IBP's international renown is its success in reaching out to research institutions and project partners in other countries. Cooperation with industry partners helps to launch new and environmentally friendly building materials, components and systems. Fraunhofer IBP's clients comprise companies from the building industry, mechanical engineering firms, plant manufacturers, private and public-sector institutions engaged in construction research, and architects.

Fraunhofer IBP collaborates with academic institutions including the University of Stuttgart, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, and Munich University of Applied Sciences. These universities cover the institute's basic research requirements while benefiting from the dual role of the institute's Directors, who simultaneously hold chairs at the universities.

Fraunhofer IBP has also worked in partnership with the for the last 30 years. This collaboration aims to support R&D in the building sector through projects designed to provide small and medium-sized companies with access to the latest research results and innovative technologies.

Memberships and affiliations


Within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer IBP is a member of the


In addition to its collaborative work within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Fraunhofer IBP is also a member of the following external organizations:

Organization Abbreviation
Pro Nordhessen e.V. Pro Nordhessen
Association of Material Testing Institutions VMPA
Association for Air-tightness in Buildings FLiB
International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance INIVE 
German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics Lilienthal Oberth DGLR
German Society for Efficient Energy Use GRE
German Lighting Engineering Society LiTG
eurolab-Deutschland eurolab
German Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning DKV
International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction 
German Society for Environmental Engineering GUS
The German Business Travel Association VDR
International SOS Emergency Services (Deutschland) GmbH ISOS
International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate ISIAQ
Renewable Energy Research Association FVEE
European Construction Technology Platform ECTP
Energy Efficient Buildings European Intiative E2B
German Sustainable Building Council DGNB
International Association for Science and Technology of Building Maintenance and the Preservation of Monuments WTA
Desertec Industrial Initiative DII
buildingSMART buildingSMART
German Institute for Standardization DIN
French Scientific and Technical Centre for Building CSTB