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"FUTURAS IN RES" conference: What's the IQ of AI?

November 21 and 22, 2019 in Berlin

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Fraunhofer at the IAA

New ideas for the automotive world of tomorrow Frankfurt am Main / Sept 12 – 22, 2019

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How a digital twin can save lives

Diagnostic hypotheses and personalized therapies: artificial intelligence has begun to revolutionize the fight against cancer.

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70 years of Fraunhofer

Our 70th birthday is an occasion for us to celebrate the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – with partners, colleagues and all those who want to shape the future.

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Mobile communications technology 5G

The extremely powerful mobile communications technology is what makes Industrie 4.0, autonomous driving and so much more possible.

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Preserving cultural heritage – through research and high-tech

How can cultural heritage be protected and preserved? The Executive Board Project ‘Cultural Heritage’ involves Fraunhofer researchers developing the technologies required.

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Fraunhofer at IMTS 2018

Manufacturing the future – the evolution of Industrie 4.0 (Chicago, USA / September 10-15, 2018)

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Health Research in 4D

Drugs, diagnostics, devices and data are the four major areas of medical science.

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Biological Transformation

Materials, structures and principles of nature enable mankind to operate sustainably.

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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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News

»Go Beyond 4.0« / 17.9.2019

Individualization in Mass Production

Individualization of single products in mass production by the employment of digital printing and laser technologies provides new opportunities for design and weight reduction by material savings.

Fraunhofer Intellectual Property Transfer Database

Fraunhofer holds more than 6,800 patent families and facilitates technology transfer to industry with a new database.

Rostock / 9.8.2019

Ocean Technology Campus

Official kick-off of major technology research project in Baltic Sea.

Görlitz / 15.7.2019

Future pact for Görlitz

Siemens, the Free State of Saxony and Fraunhofer to strengthen Germany’s Lusatia region, i.a. with a hydrogen research laboratory, which studies the production, storage and use of hydrogen.

 

Annual Report 2018

Report of the Executive Board

Review of Fraunhofer Research
Financial Report

 

Fraunhofer magazine 2.2019

The story of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
From beacon of hope to innovation engine

 

Fraunhofer magazine 1.2019

How do we develop the future

 

Fraunhofer location map

 

The second "FUTURAS IN RES" conference will be held on November 21 and 22, 2019 and focus on the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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12.9.2019

Important step towards European warning system: European Commission launches warning app

EU Commission staff will soon be receiving location-based danger alerts on their mobile phones from an app that calls their attention to potential hazards such as a building fire, a suspicious package or the threat of an attack. Called EUWARN, this new warning system was launched in Brussels on September 11 by EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Fraunhofer President Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer and TURM solutions GmbH CEO Ortwin Neuschwander. Developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS at the behest of TURM solutions, EUWARN is based on KATWARN, a public warning system deployed successfully in Germany and Austria for years now.
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12.9.2019

IBM and Fraunhofer team up to promote quantum computing in Europe

Berlin, September 10, 2019 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s leading organization for applied research, have today announced an agreement to set up a partnership that will advance research in the field of quantum computing. The aim of this cooperation is to develop expertise and new strategies for the use of quantum computing in industry and for applied processes.
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2.9.2019

New Fraunhofer coating process provides effective protection for brake discs

More than many other auto parts, brake discs are subject to repeated mechanical loads. As a result of this continual abrasion, they produce fine particulate matter, which pose a substantial environmental burden. Now, however, a new coating process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and RWTH Aachen University can significantly reduce this impact. By using “Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition”, known by its German acronym EHLA, it has proved possible to provide brake discs with an effective protection against wear and corrosion in a procedure that is both fast and economic.
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2.9.2019

Teaching a chip to see

Organ-on-a-chip technology has the potential to revolutionize drug development. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB have succeeded in putting various types of tissue onto chips. Their latest coup has been to recreate the human retina in the form of a retinal organoid. In a parallel development, the research team hopes that organ-on-a-chip technology will open up the field of gender-specific medicine.
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