Research and development services at the Alzenau and Hanau sites

Excellent locations

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Dr. Andrea Gassmann (left), Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IWKS and Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff (right), Director of Fraunhofer IWKS are very pleased about the award.

The German Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Construction has awarded Fraunhofer IWKS buildings according to the Sustainable Building Rating System (BNB). The site in Alzenau received a gold certificate and the one in Hanau a silver certificate for sustainable building projects.

Read more in our press release.

Location Alzenau


Brentanostraße 2a

63755 Alzenau


Phone +49 6023 32039-801

Fax +49 6023 32039-6-801

Research focus


Urban Mining




Material Flow Management

Location Hanau


Aschaffenburger Straße 121

63457 Hanau


Phone +49 6023 32039-817

Fax +49 6023 32039-6-817

Research focus


Magnetic Materials


Energy Materials


Recyclate analytics

Funding information

Gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

The new building of Fraunhofer IWKS at the Alzenau site was supported by the Operational Program "Investments in Growth and Employment" Bavaria with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 in the amount of € 16.5 million.

The Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology (StMWi) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) each provided additional funding of €8.25 million for the new building in Alzenau and its initial equipment.

The new building of the Fraunhofer IWKS at the Hanau location and its initial equipment was supported by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts (HMWK) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the amount of € 14.75 million each.

The Fraunhofer IWKS would like to thank all sponsors for supporting the realization and equipment of the new buildings in Alzenau and Hanau.