HANNOVER MESSE 2022 / 13.5.2022

HERMES AWARD – Jury nominates three solutions

A jury chaired by Fraunhofer President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer has nominated three companies for the HERMES AWARD.

Fraunhofer IPMS / 28.4.2022

Fraunhofer IPMS' spin-off Arioso Systems acquired by Bosch


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) launches Ukraine Aid website


Russia-Ukraine conflict

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft strongly condemns Russia's belligerent actions towards Ukraine.


Fraunhofer lead markets

Our strategic customer segments provide industry customers with access to Fraunhofer’s industry-oriented services.


Fraunhofer magazine

This is not an egg

Our diet is changing radically. What does the future taste like?


“What we need to change...”

In an interview, German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Cem Özdemir talks about the future of food − and how we can balance enjoyment, the environment and the economy.


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Keeping things constantly connected to the internet costs energy — a lot of energy. Even small Internet-of-Things nodes run out of battery entirely in just a few weeks. All of this is changing with the RFicient® chip, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, which saves power consumption by up to 99 percent. This development is a big step forward for the Internet of Things and has secured the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for the developer team.
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Disinfecting seeds safely and sustainably using electron treatment

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