Within its research activities, Fraunhofer IISB pursues cooperation with numerous national and international partners in joint projects and associations.
Since its foundation, the IISB has been closely cooperating with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. The institute is directed by the head of the Chair of Electron Devices of the University. The joint operation of infrastructure as well as the exchange in education and training create extensive synergies. The IISB is partner of the excellence projects at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, a member of the “Energie Campus Nürnberg”, and a close partner of the “Förderkreis für die Mikroelektronik e.V.” The IISB is coordinator of the joint Bavarian energy research project SEEDs, of the Bavarian Research Cooperation for Electric Mobility, and of the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster “Electronics for Sustainable Energy Use”. The IISB closely cooperates with industry and research associations, such as the European Center for Power Electronics, the Bavarian Clusters for Power Electronics and Mechtronics & Automation, the German Crystal Association DGKK e.V., or the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). The IISB is coordinator and partner, respectively, of numerous joint European research projects. Together with the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the IISB initiated and operates the joint student program of BMBF and Fraunhofer for electric mobility, DRIVE-E.
Within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Fraunhofer IISB is member of the institute groups and alliances Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics, Fraunhofer Energy Alliance, Fraunhofer Battery Alliance, and Fraunhofer Nanotechnology Alliance.