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Biological Transformation

Materials, structures and principles of nature enable mankind to operate sustainably.

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Fraunhofer Awards 2018

The Fraunhofer research awards ceremony take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 under the motto "#CognitiveSystems: Human and Artificial Intelligence shape the Future".

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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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Technologies for the Energy Transition

"Energiewende": An energy transition. Over 2000 Fraunhofer staff members are researching the widest possible variety of technologies in order to make sure that in the future more electricity enters power grids from renewable sources. One example is the concentrator solar cell.

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Cyber Security for the Future

Cyber security is the basic prerequisite for digitalization. Whether it is in automotive, production, critical infrastructure or digital services, confidence in the safety of new technologies is indispensable.

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Real-time communication: Why the Internet has to become tactile

The Internet of the future will greatly enrich many areas of life: From industry to health care provision, all the way to traffic management and intelligent logistics. The essential foundation for all this will be 5G, the next generation of mobile communications.

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News

Berlin / 22.6.2018

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award

CultLab3D: Automated scanning technology for 3D digitization by the Fraunhofer IGD is one of the winners of the prize.

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, Aachen / June 14, 2018

Environmentally friendly steel coatings: Fraunhofer ILT wins Steel Innovation Award

Press Release May 25, 2018

Partnership for Innovation and Excellence

German-Hungarian Innovation Day in Budapest / 2018

Proof-of-Concept initiative / 2018

Faster from the laboratory to the patient: Initiative of Fraunhofer, Helmholtz and Hochschulmedizin promotes pilot project in the health sector.

Water for Mongolia

Making sustainable use of scarce water resources.

 

International Conference on Inorganic Membranes

June 18–22, 2018 in Dresden

 

The first »FUTURAS IN RES« conference

Biological Transformation of Manufacturing

June 28 –29, 2018 in Berlin

 

Andreas Meuer is appointed executive vice president for controlling and digital business processes

 

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Latest News

7.6.2018

Mixed reality: walking naturally between worlds

In the future, virtual reality (VR) users will be able to interact even more simply, more naturally and in real time between real and virtual worlds. A scene from the real world can be transferred into virtual reality and, from there, feedback can be reflected in turn into the real situation. A new X-reality technology that makes this possible is being displayed by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI at the CeBIT, Booth E78 Hall 27.
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5.6.2018

Fraunhofer drives intelligent agriculture forward

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1.6.2018

Quick identification of multidrug-resistant pathogens

If doctors diagnose a patient with blood poisoning, the patient will immediately be administered a broad-spectrum antibiotic. In many cases, however, the drug is ineffective. Multidrug-resistant pathogens are often the reason why sepsis spreads through the body, ultimately resulting in the patient’s death. As things stand, antibiotic resistance tests can take several days. In the PathoSept project, Fraunhofer researchers and partners are developing an end-to-end modular system that reduces the time needed to identify antibiotic-resistant pathogens to nine hours.
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1.6.2018

Modular measurement wristband for personalized dementia therapy

Dementia is an age-related disease that is becoming ever more prevalent as demographics change. It affects primarily people over the age of 80, with this group accounting for more than 70 percent of all dementia sufferers. Caring for these patients is an enormous challenge for their families and caregivers, especially since, in most cases, key health data lacks any useful structure and is not available when it is needed. It is hoped that a miniaturized, modular measurement and advisory system being developed in a joint project that includes Fraunhofer researchers will soon ease this situation. The system uses inconspicuous sensors to automatically measure dementia patients’ health and care data and suggests personalized treatment options based on their current condition.
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