Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Fraunhofer Research Awards Ceremony 2019

Munich, May 8, 2019: Live broadcast 5:30 p.m.

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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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Fraunhofer at the HANNOVER MESSE 2019

Whether the topic is machine learning and artificial intelligence, data sovereignty and sensor technology, digital engineering and human-machine interaction, smart materials and resource efficiency or predictive maintenance and augmented reality: at the HANNOVER MESSE 2019, we will showcase the technologies that will truly shape the production of the future. TOMORROW’S INDUSTRY: WHAT'S NEXT?

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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

21.5.2019

Cybersecurity and Health Research: Cooperation with Hebrew University in Jerusalem

6.5.2019

Research and innovation for the global community

25 years of Fraunhofer USA – 15 years of cooperation with Michigan State University.

16.4.2019

German Federal Research Minister Karliczek visits Fraunhofer Research Alliance in Tokyo

Freiburg / 1.4.2019

Quantum Magnetometers for Industrial Applications

The lighthouse project want to transfer quantum magentometry from the field of university research to industrial applications.

 

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

 

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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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21.5.2019

Cybersecurity and Health Research: Cooperation with Hebrew University in Jerusalem

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is collaborating globally with excellent partners to create synergies for research and to build bridges to regional markets. With this in mind, two new Project Centers were opened in Israel on May 21 during a ceremony at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The “Fraunhofer Project Center for Cybersecurity at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem” and the “Fraunhofer Project Center for Drug Discovery and Delivery at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem”. The two Project Centers combine the expertise of the Israeli partners from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) with the competencies of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT and the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and are the first project centers of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Israel.
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9.5.2019

Prof. Ralf B. Wehrspohn elected Executive Vice President, Technology Marketing and Business Models

On May 8, 2019, the Senate of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft unanimously elected Prof. Ralf B. Wehrspohn to the position of Executive Vice President, Technology Marketing and Business Models. Prof. Wehrspohn, who will take up his position on the Executive Board on October 1, 2019, is a successful physicist and expert in materials research. He is currently Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle and Professor of Microstructured Material Design at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
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8.5.2019

Fraunhofer annual meeting and presentation of the Fraunhofer research prizes in the organization’s anniversary year

Throughout 2019, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is celebrating its 70th anniversary, as are the Federal Republic of Germany and its constitution, the Basic Law. Founded with the goal of rebuilding the local economy, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has a clear focus on new key technologies and markets, and is both Europe’s leading organization for applied research and the German economy’s innovation engine. At Fraunhofer’s annual meeting in its anniversary year, which included presentation of the Fraunhofer research prizes, some 700 guests from the worlds of politics, business and society gathered in Munich to focus on the technologies that will shape the future of German industry, and to honor the stellar achievements of outstanding scientists. Speakers included Germany’s chancellor, Dr. Angela Merkel, the mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, and the president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Prof. Reimund Neugebauer.
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8.5.2019

A movie as a true experience

Virtual worlds already seem very realistic. But the people moving in them not so much. Ingo Feldmann, Dr. Oliver Schreer and Peter Kauff from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, have now developed a technology with which lifelike people can be integrated into virtual worlds. For this new technology, they have been awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.
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