Press Release / June 12, 2024

Prof. Dr. Constantin Häfner appointed as the executive vice president for Research and Transfer

The current managing director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen was appointed as the executive board member responsible for Research and Transfer by the senate of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on June 12, 2024.


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Chemicals for a brighter future

Green chemistry can make a crucial contribution to the process of transforming our economy and society toward greater sustainability and climate neutrality. Fraunhofer scientists are instrumental in supporting industry with practical solutions.  


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Breakthrough for generative AI research in Germany and Europe

Together with AI Sweden, the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS gains large-scale computing capacities for training large language models.


Macron and Steinmeier visit Fraunhofer in Dresden

Following an invitation from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French President Emmanuel Macron made the first official French state visit to Germany in 24 years. During their three-day schedule, both presidents also visited the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden to highlight the importance of collaboration between France and Germany in ensuring Europe's technological sovereignty, particularly in the field of microelectronics.

At Fraunhofer IPMS, the two presidents were given demonstrations of high-tech research in the fields of microelectronics, medical engineering and quantum technologies.


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Fraunhofer celebrates its 75th anniversary

Science Year 2024 – Freedom

Freedom in a high-tech society

For a long time, freedom was taken for granted in the western world. However, crises and wars are increasingly putting it to the test. At the same time, tools that manage freedom have never been more powerful. Technologies such as AI are playing a key role here. They can restrict social freedom – but they can also strengthen it. This is why it is important to understand the mechanisms behind these technologies.


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