Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

70 years of Fraunhofer

Our 70th birthday is an occasion for us to celebrate the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – with partners, colleagues and all those who want to shape the future.

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Mobile communications technology 5G

The extremely powerful mobile communications technology is what makes Industrie 4.0, autonomous driving and so much more possible.

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Preserving cultural heritage – through research and high-tech

How can cultural heritage be protected and preserved? The Executive Board Project ‘Cultural Heritage’ involves Fraunhofer researchers developing the technologies required.

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Fraunhofer at IMTS 2018

Manufacturing the future – the evolution of Industrie 4.0 (Chicago, USA / September 10-15, 2018)

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Health Research in 4D

Drugs, diagnostics, devices and data are the four major areas of medical science.

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Biological Transformation

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

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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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News

The Global Resilience Research Network Summit

10–11 April 2019 
Freiburg, Germany

1.2.2019

Project SUNRISE

A preparatory action towards a European large scale research initiative.

Darmstadt / 15.1.2019

Stable tracking for industrial AR solutions with VisionLib

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and HTGF are taking a stake in the AR startup Visometry GmbH, a spinoff of Fraunhofer IGD.

Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project “Cognitive Agriculture”

Balancing productivity and sustainability of agricultural processes.

 

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Fraunhofer magazine 1.2018

Health Research in 4D

Drugs, diagnostics, data and devices – the 4 Ds are key areas of research

 

Substitution, efficiency, recycling: Fraunhofer presents solutions for optimised use of rare earths.

 

»Fraunhofer Attract«

The »Fraunhofer Attract« grant is the excellence stipend programme of Fraunhofer. »Fraunhofer Attract« invites outstanding researchers to develop their ideas towards innovations at Fraunhofer.

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

 

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Latest News

11.2.2019

New Fraunhofer Center for Cognitive Production Systems and AI center in collaboration with TU Dresden

Cognitive systems and artificial intelligence are key technologies in value creation and will play a crucial role in deciding Germany’s future viability for technological growth. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is continuously expanding its expertise in this area, on both a cross-institute und cross-institution basis; this leading research organization has simultaneously launched two new research centers at a founding event on February 11. These centers will focus on strategic technologies of primary importance to Germany’s success as an industrial location. In addition to the official founding of the Fraunhofer Center for Cognitive Production Systems CPS at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Dresden, Fraunhofer and the Technische Universität Dresden also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the creation of the Center for Explainable and Efficient AI Technologies CEE AI.
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7.2.2019

Joint research platform for energy storage systems

The new Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS was inaugurated today, February 7, 2019. Located at the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) in Braunschweig, it is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST – in close cooperation with the Technische Universität Braunschweig. The purpose of the new project center is to develop existing energy storage systems, both mobile and stationary, to the level of industrial maturity, and to demonstrate new solutions at a level of technological maturity of four to six.
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1.2.2019

Software that can automatically detect fake news

Invented stories, distorted facts: fake news is spreading like wildfire on the internet and is often shared on without thought, particularly on social media. In response, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a system that automatically analyzes social media posts, deliberately filtering out fake news and disinformation. To do this, the tool analyzes both content and metadata, classifying it using machine learning techniques and drawing on user interaction to optimize the results as it goes.
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1.2.2019

Directly-cooled electric motor made from polymer materials

Making electric cars lighter also involves reducing the weight of the motor. One way to do that is by constructing it from fiber-reinforced polymer materials. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT are working together with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT to develop a new cooling concept that will enable polymers to be used as motor housing materials. And that’s not the only advantage of the new cooling concept: it also significantly increases the power density and efficiency of the motor compared to the state of the art.
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