The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world’s leading applied research organization. By prioritizing key technologies for the future and commercializing its findings in business and industry, it plays a major role in the innovation process. A trailblazer and trendsetter in innovative developments and research excellence, it is helping shape our society and our future. Founded in 1949, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft currently operates 76 institutes and research units throughout Germany. Around 30,800 employees, predominantly scientists and engineers, work with an annual research budget of roughly €3.0 billion, €2.6 billion of which is designated as contract research.

In GIANCE, two Fraunhofer Itehttps://www.fraunhofer.de/en/about-fraunhofer.htmlnstitutes are involved, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT and Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF. While ICT is working on the development of recycling concepts and leads the Life Cycle Assessment, LBF is investigating the longtime durability of the developed Graphene composites.