About Us

Fraunhofer USA - Center for Manufacturing Innovation

We offer product development assistance and manufacturing solutions to local and international industries. We work with clients to develop new technologies, improve manufacturing operations, and benchmark against the world's best practices. Our unique access to a global research base and our vast experience give customers an unparalleled advantage.

The Fraunhofer USA - Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI, located on the Boston University campus, conducts advanced research and development and engineers solutions.

Our services include:

  • Custom high precision automation systems
  • Biomedical instruments and devices
  • Process management and consulting


  • Biotech/biomedical
  • Consumer products
  • Aerospace
  • Renewable energy 
  • Fiber optics/photonics
  • Automotive and gear industry

Engineers, scientists, faculty, and students at Fraunhofer USA CMI transform emerging research into viable technology solutions that meet the needs of both domestic and global clients.