As of 1 July 2012, Fraunhofer UMSICHT is represented in the metropolitan region Nuremberg by the Fraunhofer UMSICHT branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg. This branch employs 89staff. The annual turnover (as of 31 December 2019) was EUR 10.19 million.
Since 1990 the institute develops concepts and processes which directly relate to the economy in order to allocate and make an efficient use of energy, raw materials and materials. Within the Center of Energy Storage the focus lies on integrated and decentralized conversion and storage of energy. We accompanie clients from the development of processes up to the pilot plant, and from the development of a product up to its pilot production. We provide an area of around 1700 m² for our technical infrastructure. Our main interest is to reach efficient and integrated examination of processes.
With the non-material support of the City Oberhausen and the local industry Fraunhofer UMSICHT was founded as a non-profit technical-scientific institution in June 1990. The premises of the institute comprise five buildings with offices, EDP center, library and a representative event location. The technical infrastructure encompasses workshops and pilot plant stations (3100 m²) as well as laboratories (1400 m²).
Fraunhofer UMSICHT in Oberhausen is located in the vicinity of the shopping and leisure center CentrO. Fraunhofer UMSICHT engages in the structural change of the city and the region with new ideas, technology transfer, spin-offs and the set-up of R&D-networks.
In 2019 the staff comprised 529 members in total, most of them with a degree in natural science or engineering. 325 are permanent staff; in addition there were 14 trainees, 190 students, pupils and interns.
In 2019, the institute generated a turnover of more than EUR 49.45 million. Of this, EUR 14.7 million is economic income, EUR 19.8 million is public income, EUR 5.3 million is other income, EUR 4.8 million is basic funding and EUR 4.6 million is funding through internal programmes.