The Sulzbach-Rosenberg branch of the institute in the Nuremberg metropolitan region employs around 88 people and generated annual revenue of EUR 10.6 million in 2021 (as of 31.12.2021). The institute has been a member of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft since 1 July 2012.
The institute in Sulzbach-Rosenberg has been developing business-oriented concepts and processes for the provision and use of energy, raw materials and materials since 1990. The research institution operates pilot-scale test facilities on around 1700 m² of pilot plant area. In the Centre for Energy Storage, founded at the site in 2012, the focus is on integrated, decentralised energy conversion and energy storage systems.
Fraunhofer UMSICHT in Oberhausen was founded in 1990 and develops technical innovations in the fields of environmental, materials, process and energy technology. The institute's goal is to advance sustainable management, environmentally friendly technologies and innovative behaviour in order to improve people's quality of life and promote the innovative capacity of the economy.
In 2021, 608 employees belonged to the staff of both locations - most of them trained in natural sciences and engineering. Of these, 366 make up the permanent staff, plus 16 apprentices and 226 students, pupils and interns.
In 2021, the institute generated a turnover of more than 57.8 million EUR. Of this, 18.4 million EUR is economic income, 23 million EUR public income, 2.9 million EUR other income, 6.1 million EUR basic funding and 7 million EUR funding through internal programmes.