Networks and Collaborations

Fraunhofer institutes often work closely together to exploit their combined expertise. This enables the latest scientific knowledge from different areas to be utilized for joint projects and developments.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging is a member of the following Fraunhofer Alliances and Groups:

Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster »Production for Intelligent Medicine«


New development and production technologies for innovative cell and gene therapeutics and vaccines are the research task of the Innovation Cluster »Production for Intelligent Medicine«. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft brings together the expertise of 23 Fraunhofer institutes and combines the biological and medical know-how of the institutes with expertise in automation technologies and the autonomous control of industrial processes.

Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences VLS


The Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences merges the biological, biomedical, pharmacological, toxicological and food technology expertise of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Fraunhofer Big Data Alliance


The Fraunhofer Big Data Alliance is made up of 29 separate institutes harnessing their expertise across all sectors. Fraunhofer experts not only help companies develop big data strategies, software packages and data protected big data systems but they also train specialists and managerial staff to become »data scientists«.

Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance FCM


Food Chain Management considers the food production chain as an integral process – from the primary production via processing and trade until it reaches the consumers. The Fraunhofer Food Chain Management Alliance brings together 10 Fraunhofer institutes to trace the whole process chain and hence guarantee the quality of food.

Fraunhofer Polymer Surfaces Alliance POLO®


The Fraunhofer Polymer Surfaces Alliance POLO® brings together the individual expertise of seven Fraunhofer institutes in order to develop innovative concepts, technologies, and materials for the functionalization of polymer surfaces.

Fraunhofer Nanotechnology Alliance NANOTECH


The Fraunhofer Nanotechnology Alliance focuses on the following core areas: nanomaterials, nanobiotechnology, nanooptics and nanoelectronics. In addition, the alliance addresses toxicity issues, the safe handling of nanomaterials and advises potential users.

Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology


The Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance unites the competences of nine Fraunhofer institutes. The cooperative objective is the industrial cleaning of surfaces along the whole process chain.

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Chair of Aroma and Smell Research Laboratory

Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner

Technische Universität Dresden

Chair of Processing Machines and Processing Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens-Peter Majschak

Technische Universität München

Chair of Food Packaging Technology

Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Langowski

Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin


Prof. Dr. Peter Eisner

Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Chair of Neuroscience of Sensory Perception

Prof. Dr. Jessica Freiherr

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Chair of Food Sciences

Dr. Ute Weisz

University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf


Dr. Peter Muranyi

University of Applied Sciences München

Department 05 - Paper and Packaging Technology

Prof. Dr. Sven Sängerlaub

University of Applied Sciences Kempten

Department of Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kajetan Müller

IVLV - Industrievereinigung für Lebensmitteltechnologie und Verpackung e.V.


Bündnis »Wir retten Lebensmittel!«

VDMA - Fachverband Nahrungsmittel- und Verpackungsmaschinen

VDMA - Fachverband Verfahrenstechnische Maschinen und Apparate

EHEDG - European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group

ZLV - Zentrum für Lebensmittel- und Verpackungstechnologie e.V.

PREVENT Abfall Allianz

ENFIT - International Association - Supply Chain Safety e.V.

EIT Raw Materials GmbH

OES - Organic Electronics Saxony e.V.

FiT - Fachverband industrielle Teilereinigung e.V.

DAFA Deutsche Agrarforschungsallianz

FEI Forschungskreis der Ernährungsindustrie e.V.