Fraunhofer Awards Ceremony 2016

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Doing Secure Digital Business

Cloud Computing, Industry 4.0, Smart Data, the Internet of Things and Services - the digital transformation of the economy is already underway.

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Popular Encryption

Sending emails is as easy as pie. However, until now a lot of know-how has been required to securely encrypt them. This is bound to change: Deutsche Telekom and the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt will be making encryption easy – with a popular encryption named Volksverschlüsselung.

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New Products, One Layer at a Time

Bones, engines and shoe soles from the printer: How additive manufacturing is revolutionizing our production world.

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Dealing with Antibiotic Resistance

Cross-sectional infection model for skin infections: Histological section through a skin model grown in a test tube, which has been infected with Candida albicans – one of the commonest human fungal pathogens. Violet: Candida albicans, blue: skin model.

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Driving Electric

Innovative batteries, cable-free charging and cost-efficient drive systems are to help improve the performance of future generations of the electric automobile.

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Cyber-physical equivalence

Smart production control opens the way for flexible manufacturing processes capable of producing one-off products and limited series on an industrial scale.

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Fraunhofer’s »NeuroLab« has been built to study what happens in the brain when people use technical devices.

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ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

At ILA 2016, 16 Fraunhofer Institutes and the Fraunhofer Space Alliance will be demonstrating new technologies for the aerospace sector.

Frank Treppe elected new President of EARTO

The EARTO Executive Board has elected Frank Treppe President of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations.

New Guiding Principles published

With our new guiding principles we pave the way towards a successful future.

TNO and Fraunhofer sign MOU on Industrie 4.0 and Smart Industry

Dutch-based TNO and the German Fraunhofer institute will be intensifying their cooperation on the fourth industrial revolution. Fraunhofer and TNO are both key knowledge partners respectively in the successful German Industrie 4.0 and the Dutch version Smart Industry.

20 years Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

18 Fraunhofer institutes with a total of more than 3,000 employees form Europe’s leading R&D service provider for smart systems. 

Morgenstadt – City of the Future Initative

Fraunhofer researchers are working on the idea of sustainable, livable and future-oriented cities. »Morgenstadt« is a vision of a innovative city of the future and its suburban surroundings.

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Making it lighter

Lower carbon dioxide emission is one of the significant goals of the future. Not only for Germany, but also for the EU and all industrialized nations. Trimming down the weight of cars, planes and trains offers a potential solution for saving energy and raw materials.

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31 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT

3D Printing: Fraunhofer thrills US moviemakers

The features of 3D printing are significant for the movie industry. The US animation studio LAIKA, relies on using the cutting edge software and 3D printing hardware to make its films. A new collaboration with Fraunhofer and Stratasys now adds the ability to print thousands of precise colors and subtle gradients in plastic, achieving color accuracy unseen in the past.

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23 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Rigid water pipes, fit for the future

At IFAT 2016 Fraunhofer presents a modern, intelligent and sustainable water energy transition concept for urban areas. It will be implemented during the next three years in the city of Lünen, Westphalia. Visitors of the booth will be able to experience the project results via a digital game platform. At May 31 and June 2, 2016 the presentation of the results and the serious game will take place at 4.00 p.m. at the booth (hall A5, booth 217/316).

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11 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Sustainable growth – both financial and structural

Last year, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft achieved more than 2.1 billion euros in business volume – an impressive new record. In line with this strong performance, Fraunhofer pushed ahead with its strategy to expand its scope: the Senate decided to establish a Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV. The expansion of Fraunhofer High Performance Centers is also continuing. For instance, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting three new High Performance Centers to the tune of some eight million euros.

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11 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Fraunhofer continues to grow

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft presented its financial statements for 2015 at the annual meeting in Essen. The total business volume of Europe’s largest applied-research organization increased by three percent compared with the previous year to €2.115 billion. Industrial revenue grew by four percent to €641 million, boosted in particular by the expansion of Fraunhofer’s international activities.

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