Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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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Focus on people

People play a very special role in scientific endeavors. Whether it’s work, health, energy, resources or autonomous systems – for decades, Fraunhofer has put the focus on people researching for people.

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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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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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Human-Computer-Collaboration

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

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News

New institute management appointed

Dr. Peter Knott and Prof. Dirk Heberling to jointly head up Fraunhofer FHR in Wachtberg.

Maritime research at Fraunhofer

Science Year 2016*17 focuses on Seas and Oceans. Scientists at Fraunhofer are developing the technologies needed to explore and make sustainable use of the world's oceans.

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.

 

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.

 

Fraunhofer magazine 1.2016

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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1.8.2016

Hey human, how are you doing?

Machines are taking over more and more tasks. Ideally, they should also be capable to support the human in case of poor performance. To intervene appropriately, the machine should understand what is going on with the human. Fraunhofer scientists have developed a diagnostic tool that recognizes user states in real time and communicates them to the machine.

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1.8.2016

New institute management appointed: Dr. Peter Knott and Prof. Dirk Heberling to jointly head up Fraunhofer FHR in Wachtberg

On August 1st, 2016, Dr. Peter Knott and Prof. Dirk Heberling step in as joint heads of the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR. Together, they are taking over from Prof. Joachim Ender, who is retiring after successfully leading the institute since 2003.

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1.8.2016

New strategies against mosquitoes and other pests

South America is fighting a battle against tiger mosquitoes that transmit yellow fever, dengue fever and the Zika virus. In Central Europe, wine and fruit growers fear another year of massive crop failures due to a type of vinegar fly known as the spotted-wing drosophila. Since the success rate of conventional methods continues to fall, researchers from Fraunhofer and the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen are developing new species-specific strategies that keep pests under control without resorting to environmental toxins.

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1.8.2016

Camera-based technology tracks people in car interiors

When it comes to parking assistance or detecting pedestrians, modern cars can analyze their environment with high precision. But so far, what’s going on inside the car is less analyzed. Not so with a new type of system: it recognizes the number and size of the people inside the car and where they are focusing their attention. In this way, it provides the basis for novel assistance systems, such as those for autonomous driving.

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