The Institute’s budget
The operating budget for 2018 was approximately 22.5 million euros. External income amounted to 15.9 million euros, 44.8 percent of this was income from industry.
In 2018 investments amounted to 2.0 million euros. Among others, a RAMAN-spectrometer (240,000 euros), a light scattering detector (240,000 euros) and equipment for biobased functional polymers (91,400 euros | 80 percent from ERDF / European Regional Development Fund of the State of Brandenburg) were purchased.
At the end of 2018 around 248 persons were working at the Fraunhofer IAP. The permanent staff consisted of 219 persons, including 106 scientific staff, 92 technical staff, 15 administrative employees and 6 employees in Strategy and Marketing. The junior staff was composed of 24 doctoral candidates and 5 apprentices. About 139 bachelor and master students, student and scientific assistants, trainees and guest scientists from Germany and abroad were employed in 2018.