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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
© Fraunhofer / Fotografie: Michela Morosini

„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'
© Heinz Heiss

Climate stress#

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

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© Fraunhofer / Oliver Hilterhaus

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
© Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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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© Fraunhofer IGB

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.
© Fraunhofer IME / Bernd Müller

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#

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. 

High-Performance Center / 28.6.2021

Additive Technologies for Medicine and Health

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's German-Polish High-Performance Center brings additive manufacturing to medical technology.

Press Release / June 17, 2021

State and federal governments channel 42 million euros to Görlitz

Fraunhofer Hydrogen Lab Görlitz − a model for successful structural transformation throughout Germany.

Fraunhofer magazine 2.2021

The era of the founder

New impetus for the economy

Annual Report 2020

For a secure future:
resilience through innovation

 

Press release / June 15, 2021

Curtain up: Fraunhofer and IBM to unveil quantum computer

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Latest News#

1.7.2021

Sustainably produced high-speed helicopters

Fast, lightweight and fuel efficient: RACER, the high-speed helicopter reaches flying speeds of up to 400 kilometers per hour. The components of its outer shell are made by an innovative, highly automated manufacturing process. A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV developed the innovative, sustainable method together with Airbus Helicopters.
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1.7.2021

OmniConnect project: Radar beams for networking and localizing everyday objects

In the OmniConnect project, Fraunhofer researchers are working with other partners on networking objects in indoor areas. They are doing this using radar beams and passive tags that are attached to moving objects, but also to people. This technology effectively detects the positions of the tags and therefore of the objects as well. It can also be used in the care sector, to avert dangers to people who are prone to falling.
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1.7.2021

A contact lens for the ear

Excessive noise, hearing loss, vascular constriction, old age – hearing difficulties can be caused by many factors. To help improve the quality of life of people with hearing impairment, Mannheim start-up Vibrosonic have developed a new, innovative hearing aid with an integrated loudspeaker that sits directly on the eardrum. This hearing contact lens® is not an implant, and the sound quality it delivers outperforms other hearing systems currently on the market. Vibrosonic is a spin-off company of the University of Tübingen’s ENT clinic and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA through its Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology PAMB.
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1.7.2021

Carbon black recycled from car tires

Until now, waste tires have been used mainly for recovering energy sources: Only small proportions of the carbon black contained in these tires are recycled, since mineral ash accounts for around 20 percent of its content. A new process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP is able to isolate almost all of this ash – allowing both the carbon black and the minerals from the ash to be reused.
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