Fraunhofer IVV in Freising

Our research focus

Institute building of the Fraunhofer IVV in Freising

The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV leads the way in applied research for the secure supply of high-quality food products and for sustainable packaging systems. Around 350 scientists work on groundbreaking products, processes and technologies at our locations in Freising and Dresden.

The graphic represents the synergy of the business fields Food, Product Performance, Packaging, Recycling and Environment at the Fraunhofer IVV in Freising.

At Fraunhofer IVV in Freising, we are researching new, health-conscious foods as well as safe and sustainable packaging. We are also working on recycling processes that make it possible to reproduce high-quality materials from recyclates as part of the circular economy. From the raw material to the packaged product, we balance techno-functional properties with physiological and psychological requirements and potentials to achieve optimum product performance.

Freising itself is characterized by a long history of excellence in nutrition and food research, leading to today's outstanding competence cluster. Apart from Fraunhofer IVV as a research and development institute with a focus on industry, it is also home to other renowned university and research institutions such as the Weihenstephan Campus with the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf and the TUM School of Life Sciences. This results in innovative developments and important stimuli for business and science.

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Your career in Freising

Are you looking for a job that offers variety as part of a committed team? Then you are in the right place! Our vacancies are as diverse as our fields of research. Discover your career prospects with us at Fraunhofer IVV in Freising.

Explore new paths with us! At our institute in Freising, you will find state-of-the-art workstations as well as our unique food and packaging test center.

We offer flexible and mobile work schedules as well as the opportunity to optimally combine family life, leisure time and your career, coupled with a cooperative working environment.

For scientists, our offer includes special funding programs, access to the unique Fraunhofer network and the opportunity for all young researchers to embark on an exciting scientific career.

Are you interested? Check out the current vacancies. 

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