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Fraunhofer IME / 15.9.2021

Federal President's Award

Team of Continental, Fraunhofer IME and the University of Münster Nominated for Federal President's Award.

Announcement from the Fraunhofer Senate / 4.8.2021

Term for Fraunhofer President Prof. Reimund Neugebauer extended until 2024

Research data infrastructure / 2.7.2021

NFDI-MatWerk

Materials Science and Engineering institutions collaborate on implementing a distributed research data infrastructure.

Research data infrastructure / 2.7.2021

NFDI4DataScience

GWK decided to fund the NFDI for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence proposal. The consortium is coordinated by the Fraunhofer FOKUS. NFDI4DataScience aims to establish a community-driven research data infrastructure for Data Science and AI. 

 

Fraunhofer lead markets

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

 

Fraunhofer IOSB / September 01, 2021

Activity detection inside the vehicle

A new system developed by Fraunhofer IOSB is the world’s first to be able to use image data to draw conclusions about the driver’s activity.

 

10.11.2021

Fraunhofer magazine 3.2021

What we're really lacking

Raw materials, supply routes, digital souvereignty

 

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1.12.2021

IT solutions for stable supply chains

Global supply chains comprise complex networks, making them particularly vulnerable. The UK is a prime example of this, where logistics problems are currently resulting in empty supermarket shelves and closed gas stations. Fraunhofer experts provide IT solutions that counteract supply bottlenecks in international goods traffic and maintain robust supply chains.
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1.12.2021

Battling myocardial infarction with drug-coated balloon catheters

In Germany, nearly 6 million people suffer from coronary heart disease. The disease is caused by calcium deposits which constrict the coronary arteries. Doctors generally use a stent to widen the narrow pathway. However, the blood vessel often constricts further, thus necessitating further interventions. For this reason, a drug-coated balloon catheter inserted in minimally invasive cardiac surgery is increasingly serving as a replacement for the risky stent treatment. In current practice, the balloons are often coated manually. A new device is intended to automate this time-consuming procedure. Along with partner companies, a team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK is developing a prototype of such a device.
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1.12.2021

Mobile weed killer for tree nurseries

Fraunhofer researchers have collaborated with partners to develop a platform to remove weeds fully automatically. The mobile AMU-Bot robot system navigates using optical sensors and removes weeds mechanically without the need for chemicals. The researchers have also been working on a comprehensive, data-supported ecosystem for the resource-efficient and environmentally friendly automation of agricultural processes.
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1.12.2021

MEMS microspeakers for the future of the mobile internet

The microspeakers for wireless in-ear headphones from Arioso Systems GmbH, a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS, are up to ten times smaller than conventional microspeakers and are made entirely from silicon. Currently at the prototype stage, the energy-efficient MEMS speakers may in future play a role in expanding the range of functions offered by miniaturized headphones – such as instant translations and health monitoring features. This is made possible by an innovative sound transducer principle that dispenses with the membrane, the central element of a conventional speaker.
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