Press release / July 02, 2024

Center for Economics and Management of Technologies CEM becomes part of Fraunhofer IKTS

On January 1, 2025, the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS will integrate the Center for Economics and Management of Technologies CEM in Halle (Saale), thus ensuring the operational continuity of the previous branch of the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW. For Fraunhofer IKTS, the move marks the expansion of its competence portfolio towards techno-economic analyses, particularly in process engineering.


Neu-Delhi, India / 22.6.2024

Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for Anandi Iyer, Director of the Fraunhofer Representative Office India


Press Release / June 12, 2024

Prof. Dr. Constantin Häfner appointed as the executive vice president for Research and Transfer

The current managing director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen was appointed as the executive board member responsible for Research and Transfer by the senate of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on June 12, 2024.


Press Release Fraunhofer IAIS / 16.5.2024

Breakthrough for generative AI research in Germany and Europe

Together with AI Sweden, the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS gains large-scale computing capacities for training large language models.


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Fraunhofer celebrates its 75th anniversary

Science Year 2024 – Freedom

Freedom in a high-tech society

For a long time, freedom was taken for granted in the western world. However, crises and wars are increasingly putting it to the test. At the same time, tools that manage freedom have never been more powerful. Technologies such as AI are playing a key role here. They can restrict social freedom – but they can also strengthen it. This is why it is important to understand the mechanisms behind these technologies.


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