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Fraunhofer at the HANNOVER MESSE

Digital Edition April 12−16, 2021

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The future of computing is hybrid

Fraunhofer brought the first quantum computers to Germany in November. It's now putting them into operation. Neuromorphic computing, trusted computing and quantum computing are the three pillars for building a future.

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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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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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News

Fraunhofer ITMP / 9.2.2021

Pharmaceutical research pioneers succeed in Clusters4Future competition

Memorandum of Understanding / 21.1.2021

TNO and Fraunhofer intensify their cooperation

Fraunhofer IAO

The changing face of the automotive industry – employment prospects in 2030

Study by Fraunhofer IAO examined future employment and skills requirements at Volkswagen.

Würzburg / 1.12.2020

Project launch KERES

Protecting cultural heritage in Germany from extreme climate events.

 

Fraunhofer magazine 4.2020

What lies ahead in 2021?

Quantum computers | Neuromorphic chips | Trusted computing

 

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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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12.4.2021

Fraunhofer launches quantum computing research platform in Germany

The first IBM Quantum System One installed in Europe is now available to companies and research organizations that wish to develop and test applied quantum algorithms and gather expertise. In a joint project with IBM, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will operate the quantum computer, installed in a center near Stuttgart, under German data protection law. The Fraunhofer Competence Network Quantum Computing will be unveiling its plans to the public at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition from April 12–16.
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1.4.2021

Better protection for pedestrians

At busy transport hubs where cars mix with cyclists, buses, and streetcars, it can be impossible for drivers to keep track of everything around them. A radar sensor system could solve this problem by issuing an early warning for drivers and self-driving vehicles when a pedestrian runs toward the road or the car. The system, developed by Fraunhofer researchers, will even be able to interpret and understand entire situations on a road with the aid of artificial intelligence.
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1.4.2021

Optimized joining technology is opening the door to the safe use of hydrogen in the aviation industry

Eco-friendly flying is on the horizon. All over the world, researchers are developing new technologies to achieve this goal. One focus of developments is the idea of using hydrogen-powered engines for aircraft in the future. The aircraft companies, though, face the challenge of storing this energy source. Hydrogen turns liquid when cooled to minus 253 degrees Celsius, and only then can it be used as a so-called cryogenic fuel. Both tanks and pipe systems in the aircraft have to be absolutely tight at such low temperatures. An innovative new welding process has been developed to help: magnetic pulse welding. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have now demonstrated that this joining technology can produce extremely resilient, metallic mixed joints for cryogenic applications. They successfully achieved these outstanding joint properties in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich.
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1.4.2021

Artificial intelligence for reducing food waste

In Germany, around twelve million tons of food end up in the trash every year. Over 30 percent of that is already destroyed in the production process. In the Resource-efficient Intelligent Foodchain ("REIF") project, the Fraunhofer Insti-tute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV is working with partners to combat this food waste. In this undertaking, artificial intelligence can be a valuable asset. Cheese, bread, meat, and other food products can be efficiently produced using data-based algorithms. Machine learning methods can optimize sales and production planning as well as process and plant control systems.
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