The Fraunhofer Institutes are organized in eight thematic networks. Its objectives are the professional coordination within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the concentration of core competences and a joint appearance on the market. The speakers of the alliances together with the executive committee form the presidency of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
The ITWM is a member of the Fraunhofer network for information and communication technology as well as a guest in the MATERIALS network.
Institutes or departments of institutes with different competencies cooperate in Fraunhofer alliances to work together on an application field. The good networking of the institute within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is furthermore confirmed with the participation in numerous alliances in which the institute's employees are represented: