Industries and Partners

Fraunhofer CESE’s foundations were built upon its longstanding relationship with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Throughout the years, Fraunhofer CESE has continued to work with NASA and has created connections with other Government agencies to further their research goals.

In addition to our Government affiliations, Fraunhofer CESE maintains direct links to the Computer Science Department and multiple Engineering Departments at the University of Maryland (UMD). We work closely with several UMD Centers including the Center for Health Information Decision Systems and the National Foreign Language Center.

As a part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft family, Fraunhofer CESE also collaborates regularly with other Fraunhofer Institutes and Centers, both across the U.S. and in Germany. Our partnerships are cross-functional, interdisciplinary, and symbiotic in nature. Learn more and join our deep and diverse partner network today.


Government Organizations

  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • National Institutes of Health


  • Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Industrial Equipment Manufacturers
  • Health Care Providers
  • Automobile Manufacturers
  • Manufacturing Institutes
  • Software and Hardware Corporations

Academic and Research Institutions

  • University of Maryland
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of South Carolina
  • Clemson State University
  • Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
  • JHU Applied Physics Laboratories
  • MITRE Corporation

International Internship Partners

Fraunhofer CESE hosts approximately 20 interns annually from the following universities as part if its international internship program:

Hochschule Mannheim

Fraunhofer CESE has a student internship program with the Hochschule Mannheim.

Reykjavik University

Fraunhofer CESE has a student internship program with the Reykjavik University.


Fraunhofer CESE has a student internship program with the Irish Software Research Centre Lero