Data and Facts


The institute gets its basic financing from public funds with a share of 50 per cent each from the state and federal government. In 2021, a regular budget of EUR 27.3 million was provided. In addition, the institute aquires third party funds through projects and industrial contracts. Third party funding amounted to EUR 14 million in 2021.

This institute is co-financed by tax funds
on the basis of the budget approved
by the Saxon State Parliament.




By December 31, 2021, the IPF had a total of 485 employees.

Visiting scientists

At any time, a large number of visiting scientists works at the institute for different periods. In 2021, their number amounted to 52 from 19 countries.

(Due to the corona pandemic, in 2021 the number of visiting scientists was lower than in the previous years.)