Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten
Forschung e. V.


The coordinator Fraunhofer is responsible for the scientific, technical, financial and administrative coordination in close cooperation with the steering committee. The coordinator ensures the communication and scientific exchange between the project partners during the project and supervises the organisational structure and decision-making process of the project. Given the large size of the CLIMATE FOR CULTURE project, the coordination is divided into the following three fields: Overall Coordination, Scientific Coordination and Financial and Administrative Coordination.

Research of practical utility lies at the heart of all activities pursued by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Founded in 1949, the research organization undertakes applied research that drives economic development and serves the wider benefit of society. Its services are solicited by customers and contractual partners in industry, the service sector and public administration. With its clearly defined mission of application-oriented research and its focus on key technologies of relevance to the future, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft plays a prominent role in the German and European innovation process.

At present, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains more than 80 research units in Germany, including 60 Fraunhofer Institutes. The majority of the more than 20,000 staff are qualified scientists and engineers, who work with an annual research budget of €1.8 billion. Of this sum, more than €1.5 billion is generated through contract research. More than 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. Almost 30 percent is contributed by the German federal and Länder governments in the form of base funding, enabling the institutes to work ahead on solutions to problems that will not become acutely relevant to industry and society until five or ten years from now.

Affiliated international research centers and representative offices in Europe, the USA and Asia provide contact with the regions of greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

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Overall Coordinator:
Dr. Johanna Leissner
Fraunhofer Brussels Office
phone +32 (2) 506 4243
email johanna.leissner [at]

Scientific Coordinator:
Ralf Kilian
Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP / Preservation of Historic Monuments and Preventive Conservation
phone +49 (8024) 643 285
email ralf.kilian [at]

Financial and Administrative Coordinator:
Uta Pollmer
Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ / Energy and Social Dialogue
phone +49 (341) 231029 125
email uta.pollmer [at]

Urban Kaiser

Fraunhofer Center for Central and Eastern Europe MOEZ / Energy and Social Dialogue
phone +49 (341) 231029 150
email urban.kaiser [at]