The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (FRH) is Germany’s leading non-profit research organisation consisting of currently 60 institutes for applied research focusing on different research areas. Fraunhofer represents a link between science and industry, i.e. between research and application of its results. In total, it has approximately 17 000 employees and an annual research budget of about 1.5 billion Euro. After being a subsidiary of Fraunhofer IIS (“Home of MP3”), the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT became the 57th Fraunhofer Institute in 2004.