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A way out of the chromium ban

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017: With the extreme high-speed laser material deposition (EHLA), metal protection layers can be applied at an extremely high speed.

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Cleaning waste water effectively

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017: The ceramic membranes filter out dissolved organic molecules with a molar mass of only 200 Dalton. Thus industrial sewage water can be cleaned efficiently.

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Holographic measurement technology

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017: The holographic measurement technology made it possible to fully inspect all parts in the production cycle in a matter of seconds.

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Live safely even in old age – within your own four walls.

Fraunhofer Prize "Human-Centered Technology": The new technology concept enables elderly people to live in their own four walls with a maximum of security and privacy.

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Telephone calls clear as a bell

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017: The Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) codec transmits speech of such pure quality that it sounds as if the person you’re calling is in the same room.

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Fraunhofer Awards 2017

The Fraunhofer research awards ceremony take place on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 under the motto "#real_digital: We connect worlds". Fraunhofer celebrates 25 years of applied research in the new federal states of Germany.

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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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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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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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Production 4.0

Producing individual products quickly, flexibly and sustainably – Industry 4.0 will make it possible.

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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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News

Two Directors Take Over as Head of Fraunhofer ISE

As of July 10, 2017 it is official: Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Henning and Dr. Andreas Bett will assume a dual leadership position as the new institute directors of the Fraunhofer Insitute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.

Chinese Cooperation

Successful cooperation between the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI and the Chinese Academy of Sciences continues.  

April 25, 2017

New High-Performance Center Translational Medical Engineering

Cooperation in Hannover to promote fast transfer of research results into clinical trials.

March 1, 2017

Reuters Top 25 Global Innovators 2017

Fraunhofer became third among the 25 most innovative research organizations worldwide and is therefore the best German representative.

 

Research Pearls

Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Max Planck Society presented the “research pearls for application-oriented research” to Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in Berlin on January 10, 2017. 

 

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Excellence Program Fraunhofer Attract

Develop your innovative ideas towards actual applications while leading your own research group within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer Institute.

 

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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Latest News

4.7.2017

Initial prototypes developed

A year ago, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT opened the Blockchain Lab. Its customers come from all sectors of business. They want to know if there is any substance to the hype around the new technology. And what does it mean for their industry? The Fraunhofer experts shed light on these issues, identify use cases and develop prototypes.

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4.7.2017

Virtual laboratory: Fast, flexible and exact

During the forming process, sheet metal materials are often stressed to their limits. Computer simulations are used to test how far it is possible to go in production. However, the simulation is only ever as exact as the data on which it is based. Fraunhofer scientists have now developed a virtual test laboratory that allows them to examine different load states for metal materials and determine precise mechanical data.

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3.7.2017

Fraunhofer creates new group for innovation research

Understanding the complex effects of new technologies is critical for the success of entire economies. Structural changes through technological developments must therefore be recognized and understood at an early stage in order to actively shape the long-term economic, social, political and cultural impact on society and the economy. With the new Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft aims to strengthen its future role in research, technology and innovation policy dialogue with industry, politics and society, thus further cementing its position as a leading player in the German innovation arena.

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3.7.2017

Protecting buildings against earthquakes

Across the world, severe earthquakes regularly shake entire regions. More than two billion people live in danger zones – many of them in structures not built to withstand an earthquake. Together with partners from industry, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI are developing building materials designed to prevent buildings from collapsing in a natural disaster.

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