The Institute’s budget
The operating budget for 2017 was approximately 19.3 million euros. External income amounted to 14.3 million euros.
In 2017 investments amounted to 1.6 million euros. Among other things, a scanning electron microscope (400,000 euros) and equipment for biobased functional polymers (380,000 euros | 80 % from ERDF/European Regional Development Fund of the State of Brandenburg) were purchased.
At the end of 2017 around 204 persons were working at the Fraunhofer IAP. The permanent staff consisted of 192 persons, including 90 scientific staff, 84 technical staff and 18 administrative employees. The junior staff was composed of 10 doctoral candidates and 2 apprentices. About 84 bachelor and master students, student and scientific assistants, trainees and guest scientists from Germany and abroad were employed in 2017.