Personnel and budget development
The budget of the institute derives from several sources of finance: the basic financing from the German Ministry of Defense (BMVg), project financing through funds from the defense budget and revenues from the contract research area (VfA), which in turn can be broken down into economic returns, public civil revenues, EU revenues, internal projects, others and start-up funding. Furthermore, there was a special investment in 2014.
In fiscal 2014, Fraunhofer FHR generated total revenue in the amount of € 29.1 million in the defense technology and civilian segments (basic financing: € 10.1 million; project financing: € 6.9 million; contract research area: € 6.1 million; special investment: € 6.0 million). The steady increase in the contract research share is noteworthy: in 2014, this share increased by 35.5% to € 6.1 million and economic returns rose by 50.2% to € 1.9 million compared to the previous year.
At the end of 2014, Fraunhofer FHR had a total of 285 employees. This represents an increase of 5.9% compared to the previous year. 151 are in permanent employment and 96 in temporary employment. The remaining 38 staff members are students and apprentices.