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27.5.2024

Macron and Steinmeier visit Fraunhofer in Dresden

Following an invitation from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French President Emmanuel Macron made the first official French state visit to Germany in 24 years. During their three-day schedule, both presidents also visited the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden to highlight the importance of collaboration between France and Germany in ensuring Europe's technological sovereignty, particularly in the field of microelectronics.

At Fraunhofer IPMS, the two presidents were given demonstrations of high-tech research in the fields of microelectronics, medical engineering and quantum technologies.

 

June 10–14, 2024 | Frankfurt am Main

Fraunhofer at ACHEMA 2024

Chemicals for a brighter future

Green chemistry can make a crucial contribution to the process of transforming our economy and society toward greater sustainability and climate neutrality. Fraunhofer scientists are instrumental in supporting industry with practical solutions.  

 

Press Release Fraunhofer IAIS / 16.5.2024

Breakthrough for generative AI research in Germany and Europe

Together with AI Sweden, the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS gains large-scale computing capacities for training large language models.

 

Fraunhofer magazine
1/2024

Title: Carbon source CO2 | Taking the fight to cancer | The dream of good flight | Turbocharging hydrogen | The future of building | and more ...

 

 

Interview:
Hendrik Wüst

Minister-president of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

“Cutting-edge research is the driver”

 

26.3.2024

Fraunhofer celebrates its 75th anniversary

Science Year 2024 – Freedom

Freedom in a high-tech society

For a long time, freedom was taken for granted in the western world. However, crises and wars are increasingly putting it to the test. At the same time, tools that manage freedom have never been more powerful. Technologies such as AI are playing a key role here. They can restrict social freedom – but they can also strengthen it. This is why it is important to understand the mechanisms behind these technologies.

 

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29.5.2024

Technologies for the future of aerospace

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will be showcasing nearly 50 exhibits from various disciplines and fields of research at the 2024 ILA Berlin aerospace expo, to be held from June 5 to 9. Fraunhofer institutes are scheduled to present urban aviation systems, satellite technology for quantum encryption, and a drone used to detect forest fires, among other solutions. They will demonstrate how cutting-edge research combines practical solutions with cost-effectiveness and climate action. Fraunhofer researchers are also active in the field of defense and security, where they will be presenting technologies for detection and defense against hypersonic weapons.
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27.5.2024

Macron and Steinmeier visit Fraunhofer in Dresden

Following an invitation from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French President Emmanuel Macron made the first official French state visit to Germany in 24 years. During their three-day schedule, both presidents also visited the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden to highlight the importance of collaboration between France and Germany in ensuring Europe's technological sovereignty, particularly in the field of microelectronics.
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2.5.2024

Bioreactor research processes and cryotechnologies improve active ingredient tests using human cell cultures

Many new drug candidates end up failing because they cause serious side effects in clinical trials even though lab tests involving cell cultures have been successful. This is a common occurrence if the cells used come from animal tissue, for example. Specially prepared cell cultures made from human tissue known as human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells enable greater reliability in testing, thereby also increasing the chances that a drug will be approved. Fraunhofer researchers have developed innovative solutions for optimized production of cells in bioreactors and unique cryotechnologies. This is paving the way for efficient real-world use of these cell cultures in toxicity testing and drug discovery.
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2.5.2024

Web platform and app aim to improve quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative conditions worldwide. It causes motor impairments such as tremors, slow movement, muscle stiffness, and balance problems. Memory can also worsen as the disease progresses. The individual course of the disease cannot be predicted, so experts recommend regular, close patient monitoring to allow for rapid responses to any changes in symptoms. New technological tools aim to facilitate communication between doctors, caregivers, and patients and improve the care situation. In the ParkProReakt project, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT are working with partners to create a digital platform and app that, used with wearables, will track the course of the disease in an effort to improve quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.
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