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Claas Blume, Gründer von Clous GmbH
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The era of the founder

Germany needs startup founders. But what do founders need? Ideas, and energy. Passion, and the power to persuade. Optimism – and optimal support too. Time and again, Fraunhofer has provided the support founders need.

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Stefan Gabányi, Whisky-Experte
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„The world of senses”

Fraunhofer researchers are working on digitalizing the senses. We’ll be discussing how technology sounds, smells and tastes in an encounter with professionals from the industry.

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Bildcollage Titelgeschichte 'Klima-Stress'
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Climate stress

Heavy rain, storms, high temperatures: How we are making our towns and cities more resilient

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The future of computing is hybrid

Fraunhofer brought the first quantum computers to Germany in November. It's now putting them into operation. Neuromorphic computing, trusted computing and quantum computing are the three pillars for building a future.

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Wasserstoff- so bleiben wir mobil
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Perspectives H2 – how to stay mobile

The coronavirus pandemic has shown how quickly traffic patterns can change. Is this the beginning of the age of hydrogen?

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Bioeconomy

The bioeconomy is driving the change towards a sustainable and climate-neutral economy. It offers the potential for sustainable so-lutions that conserve resources and create prosperity at the same time.

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Toward a more resilient society

Resilience is never accidental. In a crisis, a five-phase strategy helps improve decision-making.

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Fraunhofer vs. Corona

Working at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, Fraunhofer experts are supporting the efforts of industry and society to cope with the immediate effects and the consequences to come.

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96er Mikrotiterplatte: Die aus dem Blut von Patienten mit Rheumatoider Arthritis isolierten Zellen werden in einer Mikrotiterplatte kultiviert, um die krankheitsfördernden Mechanismen besser zu verstehen und analysieren zu können. Langfristig sollen anhand dieser Experimente Biomarker etabliert werden die im Projekt „aidCURE“ in der klinischen Phase I Studie verwendet werden sollen.
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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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Sustainable aquaculture

Prof. Charli Kruse, director of the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology EMB in Lübeck, and his team are developing sustainable systems for land-based, closed-loop fish farms.

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Leaps and bounds in quantum technologies

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and IBM are bringing the first quantum computer to Germany – with other quantum technologies in the pipeline.

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News

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 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.

 

Fraunhofer FHR / August 19, 2021

GESTRA: Next-generation radar technology heading to commercial implementation

Novel space surveillance and orbit tracking radars: Launch of the selection process for potential licensees.

 

Fraunhofer magazine 2.2021

The era of the founder

New impetus for the economy

 

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1.9.2021

Environmentally friendly manufacture of battery electrodes

Conventional processes for manufacturing battery electrodes involve mostly toxic solvents and require a lot of space and energy. This is not the case with DRYtraec® – a new dry-coating process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS. The technology is environmentally friendly and cost effective and can be used on a large scale, giving it the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing of battery electrodes.
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1.9.2021

Satellites measure drought stress in plants

With a satellite system that measures drought stress in plants, two researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, have now founded the spin-off ConstellR. Their technology enables the agricultural sector to optimize the irrigation of areas under cultivation to increase crop yields. The first sensor system will be launched into space in early 2022 and be installed on board the International Space Station (ISS).
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1.9.2021

Activity detection inside the vehicle

Is the driver tired or even asleep? Cameras in the vehicle’s interior can already monitor this. Especially in the case of automated driving, interior cameras are important and prescribed by law. A new system developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB is the world’s first to be able to use image data to draw conclusions about the driver’s activity and analyze how quickly they would be able to take control of the vehicle.
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1.9.2021

Smart windows that protect against solar radiation

Fraunhofer researchers have developed an intelligent coating for glass windows that darkens in the sun. This uses electrochromic and thermochromic materials that react to electricity and heat. In buildings with large glass façades, it stops the rooms from getting too hot because of solar radiation, thereby reducing the demand for energy-intensive air conditioning.
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