Our Guiding Principle

Yes we can!

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Yes. We can do it. This will work. This must be possible.

Yes – a small word with a strong statement. As an answer to “no, not possible” it stands for contradiction, persistence, assertiveness, defiance, tenacity, and the spirit of research. It stands for Fraunhofer. Saying yes we can. Moving boundaries. Always trying something new. Not only thinking about something, but thinking further ahead.

This is the principle according to which Fraunhofer works. Because we are people who are not satisfied with a simple Yes or No. Because we have ideas where others give up. Because we want to be able to say at the end of every project: Yes, we were able to do it.

Engineering the digital future

We live in an increasingly dynamic world. Technological cycles are becoming ever shorter, our lifestyles and needs are changing rapidly. This calls for innovative solutions that create value for all stakeholders. Fraunhofer develops technologies and solutions for this purpose. With our guiding principle we set the course for a successful future. Here we define what we stand for, where we want to go, and which values and principles serve us as orientation to master current and future challenges together.

Our employees shape the future – in ambitious positions at Fraunhofer or in other areas of science and business. Fraunhofer therefore places great importance on their professional and personal development.

Our Vison


A better life, sustainability, and economic success through dependable digital ecosystems.

Our Mission


Applied research on innovative solutions for the design of dependable digital ecosystems.



Read more about Fraunhofer IESE and its 25-year existence.