Fraunhofer magazine

Title: PFAS

The poison of the century


Interview with the German finance minister Christian Lindner



“Fraunhofer – Today’s ideas.

Tomorrow’s innovations.”



Fraunhofer location map

Our offer for industrial customers


Fraunhofer lead markets – our strategic customer segments

These strategic customer segments provide industry customers with access to Fraunhofer’s industry-oriented services.


Fraunhofer Match − a fast solution

Fraunhofer Match is the central platform for placing research requests with Fraunhofer. Our 76 Fraunhofer institutes cover all areas of applied research. You tell us about your challenge or project − and Fraunhofer Match will put you in touch with researchers who have the right expertise to help you work out solutions.

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.



Hansastraße 27c
80686 München
Phone +49 89 1205-0
Fax +49 89 1205-7513 

Latest News


Total versatility: flexible test station with cobot

Manually checking the quality of components or products in industry is labor-intensive for employees and error-prone on top of that. The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM is unveiling a solution that provides total versatility in this area. In an it's OWL supported collaboration with ATM producer Diebold Nixdorf and software specialist verlinked, Fraunhofer IEM has created a combination of collaborative robot (cobot), AI-based image analysis and IoT platform. The system frees employees from having to perform visual inspections and can be incorporated into all kinds of testing scenarios. The Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting a demonstrator at the Hannover Messe Preview on February 21, 2024.
more info


ReMatBuilt: How residual materials become high-performance construction products

When it comes to sustainable development, the construction industry faces great challenges. In the ReMatBuilt project, experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, WKI and their partners are proving that the tasks associated with this can be solved with high-performance construction materials made of recycled and waste materials. They will be presenting their solutions to specialist audiences at the Hannover Messe Preview on February 21, 2024.
more info


The virus hackers

A research team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM and the Hannover Medical School (MHH) have made significant progress in developing a new antiviral therapy. The drug, which is inhaled, uses RNAi to target and deactivate parainfluenza viruses before they multiply.
more info


When sunlight becomes fuel

Producing sustainable fuels from solar energy is an ambitious project and presents major challenges to people and material. In the MAfoS project, researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for High Temperature Materials and Design HTL are developing materials for the first industrial solar-to-fuel demonstration plant.
more info