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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

Give a Breath Challenge / 30.7.2020

Innovations that save lives: Munich Re and Fraunhofer grant awards for ideas for treatment of Covid-19

6.7.2020

Fraunhofer HHI presents the new state-of-the-art in global video coding

H.266/VVC brings video transmission to new speeds. 

Press Release / 16.6.2020

Fraunhofer assists with the development of a coronavirus warning app

Press Release / 16.4.2020

Intensive efforts to fight SARS-Cov-2

Fraunhofer supports economy and society in the fight against the pandemic – and its consequences.

 

Fraunhofer magazine 2.2020

Coronavirus: what we can learn for 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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9.10.2020

A new generation of DC/DC converters

Fuel cells play a key role in the transition to renewables in power and mobility. But the energy efficiency of these cells poses a major challenge, particularly in automotive engineering. The individual components need to be as light and small as possible, yet attain a high efficiency factor. One such component is the DC/DC converter that modulates the fuel cell’s voltage to suit the drive and controls the flow of energy. Conventional wisdom held that it would be impossible to develop a smaller yet more efficient converter. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB defied that convention, making the impossible possible by developing a new generation of DC/DC converters that meet precisely these requirements. This stride into the future has won the researchers the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.
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9.10.2020

The future of security force communication

Setting out to tackle real-world challenges in the fight against terrorism and crime, a team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI in Dresden and police officers have developed a new, future-ready technology for sharing information and coordinating in the field. The developers’ efforts have earned them the 2020 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize. The solution has since been adopted throughout Germany on the merits of its great practical benefit and acceptance on the part of users.
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9.10.2020

Tamper-proof satellite navigation

Police, customs, fire brigades, critical infrastructure – they all increasingly depend on satellite navigation. But satnav is easy to disrupt and manipulate. A research team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has found a fix for this security predicament. Robust, trustworthy and tamper-proof, this solution won the team this year’s Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.
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9.10.2020

Ultrashort pulse lasers for large components

A paradigm shift is underway in manufacturing. A research team with staff from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen on its roster has broken new ground by using numerous laser beams as tools to structure surfaces. This accelerates the process and opens the door to new applications. The Stifterverband für Verbundforschung, a donors’ association for joint research, has seen fit to acknowledge the efforts of these researchers with its Science Prize.
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