Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the largest organization for applied research in Europe with more than 80 research units, including 60 Fraunhofer Institutes, at different locations in Germany, 20.000 employees and an annual research budget of € 1.85 billion. The core competences of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) in Karlsruhe, founded in 1956, are in the three domains of image interpretation, control systems, and information and communication management. In the area of image processing and analysis, IOSB is the focal research institute of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft.