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Perspectives H2 – how to stay mobile

The coronavirus pandemic has shown how quickly traffic patterns can change. Is this the beginning of the age of hydrogen?

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Bioeconomy

The bioeconomy is driving the change towards a sustainable and climate-neutral economy. It offers the potential for sustainable so-lutions that conserve resources and create prosperity at the same time.

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Fraunhofer Research Awards Ceremony 2020

October 9, 2020

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Fraunhofer Solution Days

Presentation. Inspiration. Vision: The digital Fraunhofer event in autumn 2020.
October 26–29, 2020

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Toward a more resilient society

After months of lockdown and anxiety, there’s growing optimism that the world’s current vulnerability might develop into a new source of strength. In our connected world, it no longer suffices merely to overcome a crisis. We must also learn to grow from the experience.

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Fraunhofer vs. Corona

Working at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, Fraunhofer experts are supporting the efforts of industry and society to cope with the immediate effects and the consequences to come.

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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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Hydrogen Technologies

Fraunhofer’s expertise includes materials and systems and their production and use in the energy sector, in industry and in mobility as well as in interdisciplinary topics such as security and service life.

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Green gains

Sustainability – the tie that binds ecology and the economy closer together.

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Leaps and bounds in quantum technologies

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and IBM are bringing the first quantum computer to Germany – with other quantum technologies in the pipeline.

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Safeguarding critical infrastructure

Energy, water, food, fuel, information, transportation – ensuring a supply of these essential services and commodities is vital for a properly functioning society and economy. Fraunhofer is devising solutions and strategies to safeguard our critical infrastructure.

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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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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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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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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

Würzburg / 1.12.2020

Project launch KERES

Protecting cultural heritage in Germany from extreme climate events.

Press release / September 09, 2020

EUV developers from TRUMPF, ZEISS and Fraunhofer nominated

Press release / September 03, 2020

Prof. Harald Kuhn takes over the management of Fraunhofer ENAS and a professorship at Chemnitz University of Technology

Press Release / August 04, 2020

Sustainable solutions with South Africa in the fight against water scarcity

 

Fraunhofer magazine 3.2020

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Fraunhofer Attract

The »Fraunhofer Attract« grant is the excellence stipend programme of Fraunhofer. »Fraunhofer Attract« invites outstanding researchers to develop their ideas towards innovations at Fraunhofer.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

 

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1.12.2020

Detection of cancer from exhaled breath

The air we exhale contains information that can assist with the diagnosis of disease. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Project Hub for Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine MEOS are now developing solutions designed to enable the analysis of breath gas for this purpose. Although their research focuses on the early detection of cancer, the same principle could also be applied to distinguish between COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
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1.12.2020

A new electronic module safeguards self-driving vehicles against the total failure of onboard electrical systems

Autonomous electric vehicles draw power from two sources: a high-voltage battery and, additionally, a conventional 12-volt battery that supplies the vehicle when idling or in high-load situations while driving. Safety-critical systems such as brakes and steering can therefore be connected to two sources of power. But what happens when one of these has a fault – a short circuit, for example? In order to safeguard against total failure and thereby a potentially dangerous situation, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM have joined with partners on the HiBord project to develop an electronic disconnect device that is able to isolate any such faults in vehicle electrical systems. This module has already been successfully tested in a BMW i3.
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1.12.2020

MRI images: more efficient, quieter and faster

Magnetic resonance imaging has become an indispensable tool for medical diagnostics. Using metamaterials – printed circuit boards whose properties can be systematically adjusted – can increase measurement sensitivity by a factor of five. Metamaterials can also make scans faster and quieter. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institutes for Digital Medicine MEVIS and for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR are working together to make examinations more pleasant for patients.
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1.12.2020

The FRADE project improves fall prevention for the elderly

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