International Activities

Geared up for the globalized market

The internationalization strategy of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft follows a clear set of principles: the ultimate aim of strategic overseas cooperation is scientific value creation for Fraunhofer and positive benefits for both Germany and the partner country. Fraunhofer, as an internationally valued and sought-after research partner, finds itself in an ideal position for developing international involvement in a target and benefit oriented way in the years ahead. International research cooperation can have a successful and long-term impact when complementary expertise generates added value for both partners.

International networking, an in-house workforce and multi-level cooperation with prominent international partners help increase the standing of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as an employer of highly-qualified personnel. Through its international contacts in the field of science, business and politics Fraunhofer represents Germany as a reliable partner to the world and promotes the country as an innovation hub.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has affiliates both in Europe and in North and South America. In Asia and in the Middle East Fraunhofer Representative Offices and Fraunhofer Senior Advisors create a bridge to the local markets, while an office in Brussels acts as an interface between Fraunhofer and the European institutions.

In its role as institute for the wind market Fraunhofer IWES was quick to develop links with innovative OEMs, operators and suppliers all of whom are involved at international level. The presence of representative offices and consultancies in China, India and Brazil ensures customer proximity and helps provide an awareness and insight into the current situation of the national market.

Many years of successful cooperation in joint research projects, networks and standardisation bodies has created a sustainable network of contacts all round the world. Fraunhofer IWES is involved in the EERA, TP Wind and the EAWE (European Academy of Wind Energy) and plays an active role in the work of the IEC, ISOPE and IEA. (Link) We are also represented on a regular basis at the major wind fairs and international industry conferences.

Scientific Cooperations

European Energy Research Alliance – EERA

As outlined in the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), energy technologies will be crucial to successfully combat climate change and to secure world and European energy supply. Achieving Europe 2020 and 2050 targets and visions on greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency will require the deployment of more efficient and new technologies. In this framework, fifteen leading European Research Institutes have taken up the challenge to found a European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).

European Technology and Innovation Platform on Wind Energy - ETIP

ETIPWind connects Europe’s wind energy community. The platform involves key stakeholders from the wind energy industry as well as policy and research institutions. The scope of ETIPWind is to create a virtual and physical platform via which the wind energy community can communicate, coordinate and collaborate its work and activities related to research, innovation and technology.

European Academy of Wind Energy - EAWE

The EAWE is a registered body of research institutes and universities in Europe working on wind energy research and development with the aim to be "A world-leading Wind Energy Academic and Research Community, maintaining Europe in the world fore-front of wind energy pre-competitive innovation".

The Academy was founded in 2004 to formulate and execute joint R&D projects and to coordinate high quality scientific research and education on wind energy at a European level.

International Electronical Commission – IEC

The International Electrotechnical Commission is the leading global organization that publishes consensus-based International Standards and manages conformity assessment systems for electric and electronic products, systems and services, collectively known as electrotechnology. It sets also standards for wind energy technology concerning design, quality assurance and certification of turbines and components. Scientists from Fraunhofer IWES work together with industry leaders on regulations for rotor blades of the future.

Our contacts at your Site


Andrea Mandalka
Fraunhofer Liaison Office

Tel. +49 89 1205-1221


Mr. Welf Zoeller
Fraunhofer Representative
Unit 0606, Landmark Tower II 8 North Dongsanhuan Road Chaoyang District 100004 Beijing China
Tel.:010-6590 0036
Fax:010-6590 0052


Mr. John Feng
IWES Consultant China
Hangzhou Titan New Energy Technologies Co., Ltd.
E5009, Tower 1, 368 Liuhe Road,
Hi-tech Industrial Park Hangzhou,
China 310053
Tel. +86 571 8891 9890
Fax +86 571 8881 1676



Ms. Anandi Iyer
Fraunhofer Representative India
Prestige Meridian II Towers No. 30, M.G. Road
560 001 Bangalore , India
Tel. +91 80 40965008
Fax +91 80 40904724

Mr. A. S. Karanth
IWES Consultant India
76, 30 th Cross, 4 th 'T' Block
560041 Bangalore, India
Phone +91 80 26652230