Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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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Fraunhofer at the trade fair K

Düsseldorf, October 16 - 23, 2019

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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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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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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).

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

 

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Latest News

10.10.2019

Sustainability and efficiency: the new trends driving the plastics industry

With a combined workforce of almost 300,000 employees, plastics is one of Germany’s major industrial sectors. The industry also enjoys a strong position on the international stage, due in no small part to its productive research performance. At this year’s “K” trade fair, the world’s leading industry event for plastics, a total of 11 Fraunhofer Institutes will be exhibiting innovative, sustainable and efficient concepts, developments and solutions for the plastics industry (October 16–23; booth SC01, hall 7).
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7.10.2019

Prof. Joachim Bös appointed executive director of Fraunhofer IDMT

On October 1, 2019, Prof. Joachim Bös took over as executive director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT. In addition to heading up the institute, Joachim Bös was appointed professor of the Technische Universität Ilmenau’s department of Mechanical Engineering and tasked with setting up the Industrial Applications of Media Technologies research group. Previously, he had been academic director and deputy head of the System Reliability, Adaptronics and Machine Acoustics (SAM) research group at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.
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1.10.2019

Prof. Dr. Julia C. Arlinghaus will take charge of the Fraunhofer Institute IFF in Magdeburg

University professor Dr. Julia C. Arlinghaus will be taking charge of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF in Magdeburg on October 1, 2019. At the same time, she will be taking up the Chair of Production Systems and Automation at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Her years of expertise in the fields of digitalization, logistics, process engineering and automation as well as her active collaboration with numerous industrial companies make her the ideal appointment for both jobs. Prior to this, she held the Chair of Management for Industrie 4.0 at RWTH Aachen.
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1.10.2019

Affordable and mobile purification of dialysis water

People who suffer from end stage renal desease frequently undergo dialysis on a fixed schedule. For patients this artificial washing of the blood is a major burden. To remove toxins from the blood, large quantities of dialysis water for clearance are required. Until now there has been no solution so far to recover this dialysate cost-effectively. Therefore a cryo-purification method is being developed by Fraunhofer researchers that clears the water without loosing it. This approach not only reduces costs – it may even pave the way for a wearable artificial kidney by milder long-term dialysis treatment at complete water autonomy.
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