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Fraunhofer Awards 2018

The Fraunhofer research awards ceremony take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 under the motto "#CognitiveSystems: Human and Artificial Intelligence shape the Future".

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Production of the future

Rigid factory streets are becoming modular and efficient systems, conserving resources. The human being is supported by assistance systems, new forms of human-technology interaction arise.

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Defense against drones – the danger on the radar screen

Drones are useful, but they can also be dangerous if misused for terrorism. Fraunhofer is developing technology designed to serve as a defense against unmanned aerial systems.

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The New Worlds of Work

How do the innovations of today shape the world of work in 2025?

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Blockchain – A technology with great potential

Blockchain technology could make business transactions significantly more secure and easier, for example, for the global trade in goods.

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Batteries of the future

Fraunhofer is developing the next generation of batteries. The spectrum includes the whole range of energy storage: from the smallest applications such as button cells, to large stationary systems such as redox-flow batteries.

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Cognitive Machines

Screwing, drilling, welding or bonding: ANNIE, the mobile assistive robot developed at Fraunhofer IFF, allows direct human-machine cooperation.

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Smart Data – The stuff innovations are made of

Digitalization is a phenomenon that increases the industry’s need for data protection, secure data exchange, and sovereignty over proprietary data that represents the economic lifeblood of many companies.

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Natural Products for Biotechnology

Insects have ingenious survival strategies. The researchers of the Fraunhofer IME project group Bioresources want to make it possible to use these talents in bioeconomy. They're investigating interesting insects such as ladybugs, aphids and burying beetles.

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Technologies for the Energy Transition

"Energiewende": An energy transition. Over 2000 Fraunhofer staff members are researching the widest possible variety of technologies in order to make sure that in the future more electricity enters power grids from renewable sources. One example is the concentrator solar cell.

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A facelift for old buildings – Energy-efficient renovations and conservation of historic monuments

Opening of the Fraunhofer Center for Conservation and Energy Performance of Historic Buildings Benediktbeuern.

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Cyber Security for the Future

Cyber security is the basic prerequisite for digitalization. Whether it is in automotive, production, critical infrastructure or digital services, confidence in the safety of new technologies is indispensable.

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Real-time communication: Why the Internet has to become tactile

The Internet of the future will greatly enrich many areas of life: From industry to health care provision, all the way to traffic management and intelligent logistics. The essential foundation for all this will be 5G, the next generation of mobile communications.

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News

Proof-of-Concept initiative / 2018

Faster from the laboratory to the patient: Initiative of Fraunhofer, Helmholtz and Hochschulmedizin promotes pilot project in the health sector.

Water for Mongolia

Making sustainable use of scarce water resources.

Intelligent robotics

Fraunhofer start-up award 2017 for Mojin Robotics GmbH.

Smart agriculture and water management / 16.2.2018

Fraunhofer establishes new research center in Portugal

 

Berlin, May 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

Livestream Fraunhofer Research Awards Ceremony

 

The first »FUTURAS IN RES« conference

Biological Transformation of Manufacturing

June 28 –29, 2018 in Berlin

 

Andreas Meuer is appointed executive vice president for controlling and digital business processes

 

Excellence Program

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16.5.2018

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft continues its successful course

2017 was another successful year for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and its institutes, during which the employees generated a financial volume of around 2.3 billion euros. The continuous development of the research portfolio expanded the range of services as well as the existing expertise, initiating new trends in technology and integrating them into its own research. In addition, the Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has developed the Fraunhofer 2022 Agenda: its goal is to further increase the impact on business and society through excellence and synergies.

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15.5.2018

Algorithms for liver surgery – performing operations more safely worldwide

Four complex, interwoven vascular systems pass through the liver. Surgically removing tumors is therefore often a great challenge. The Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS has developed algorithms that analyze patients‘ imaging data and calculate surgical risks. This makes liver cancer surgery safer and easier to plan.

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15.5.2018

Improved efficiency of aircraft engines

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS has succeeded in increasing the stability of those aircraft engine parts which are subject to stress due to temperature. The IWS process helps to reduce kerosene consumption as well as CO2 emissions. In combination with further measures, significant cost savings result during flight operations. The research project was developed in close cooperation with the engine specialist Rolls-Royce. The first engines with the new technology are already in use.

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15.5.2018

Free-form: quality leap in optical systems

Optical free-form systems enable new applications with an extremely compact design. Due to the complex technology involved, the production of appropriate solutions was previously impossible or too expensive. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF has further developed the technology to market maturity. Through collaboration with partners, a comprehensive technology platform has been created.

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