Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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.

more info

Telephone calls clear as a bell

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017: The Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) codec transmits speech of such pure quality that it sounds as if the person you’re calling is in the same room.

more info

A way out of the chromium ban

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017: With the extreme high-speed laser material deposition (EHLA), metal protection layers can be applied at an extremely high speed.

more info

Cleaning waste water effectively

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017: The ceramic membranes filter out dissolved organic molecules with a molar mass of only 200 Dalton. Thus industrial sewage water can be cleaned efficiently.

more info

Holographic measurement technology

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017: The holographic measurement technology made it possible to fully inspect all parts in the production cycle in a matter of seconds.

more info

Live safely even in old age – within your own four walls.

Fraunhofer Prize "Human-Centered Technology": The new technology concept enables elderly people to live in their own four walls with a maximum of security and privacy.

more info

Fraunhofer Awards 2017

The Fraunhofer research awards ceremony take place on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 under the motto "#real_digital: We connect worlds". Fraunhofer celebrates 25 years of applied research in the new federal states of Germany.

more info

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.

more info

Cognitive Machines

Screwing, drilling, welding or bonding: ANNIE, the mobile assistive robot developed at Fraunhofer IFF, allows direct human-machine cooperation.

more info

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.

more info

A facelift for old buildings – Energy-efficient renovations and conservation of historic monuments

Opening of the Fraunhofer Center for Conservation and Energy Performance of Historic Buildings Benediktbeuern.

more info

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.

more info

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.

more info

Production 4.0

Producing individual products quickly, flexibly and sustainably – Industry 4.0 will make it possible.

more info

Dealing with Antibiotic Resistance

Cross-sectional infection model for skin infections: Histological section through a skin model grown in a test tube, which has been infected with Candida albicans – one of the commonest human fungal pathogens. Violet: Candida albicans, blue: skin model.

more info

News

22.8.2017

Microelectronic and Optical Systems for Biomedicine

Signing of the foundation declaration for the new Fraunhofer Project Center in Erfurt.

27.7.2017

Industrial Data Space

German government and Fraunhofer drive forward plans to implement Industrie 4.0 on an international scale.

3.7.2017

Pooling competencies

Fraunhofer creates new group for innovation research.

6.6.2017

Fraunhofer Singapore

Fraunhofer Singapore founded – well ahead of the trend towards internationalization

 

Research Pearls

Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Max Planck Society presented the “research pearls for application-oriented research” to Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel in Berlin on January 10, 2017. 

 

Call open

Excellence Program Fraunhofer Attract

Develop your innovative ideas towards actual applications while leading your own research group within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer Institute.

 

Morgenstadt – City of the Future Initative

Fraunhofer researchers are working on the idea of sustainable, livable and future-oriented cities. »Morgenstadt« is a vision of a innovative city of the future and its suburban surroundings.

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

 

Headquarters

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

Latest News

1.9.2017

Safety assistance system warns of dirty bombs

The threat of terrorism in Europe has been on the rise in recent years, with experts and politicians particularly worried that terrorists might make use of dirty bombs. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new system that will be able to detect possible carriers of radioactive substances, even in large crowds of people. This solution is one of many defensive measures being realized in the REHSTRAIN project, which is focused on security for TGV and ICE high-speed trains in France and Germany.

Read more

1.9.2017

The scent of adhesives

It is a known fact that adhesives may smell unpleasant. However, as Fraunhofer researchers have recently discovered, this doesn’t need to be the case. Through extensive research on acrylic adhesives they were able to identify the substances responsible for the offensive odors. So far, very little research has been conducted on the subject, but now manufacturers finally have the opportunity to optimize their production process.

Read more

1.9.2017

Machinery that repairs itself

In the EU-funded project SelSus, Fraunhofer scientists are collaborating in a consortium with partners from research and industry to develop maintenance technology capable of forecasting machine downtimes in production before they occur. This allows plant managers to rectify faults before the machine breaks down. The system even corrects some defects automatically.

Read more

1.9.2017

Spray drying: Perfect dosing thanks to drug capsules

Instant coffee and powdered milk are produced by spray drying. Fraunhofer researchers have adapted this technique to the tricky question of incorporating insoluble substances in core-shell particles. The new method helps reduce the concentration of active ingredients in therapeutic medications.

Read more