Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Hanover Trade Fair 2018: Sparking the future

Visitors to the joint Fraunhofer booths can experience how a vibrant mix of new technology in the fields of augmented reality, artificial intelligence, data security, sensor systems, digital engineering, human-machine interaction and smart materials is reshaping the future.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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News

Proof-of-Concept initiative / 2018

Faster from the laboratory to the patient: Initiative of Fraunhofer, Helmholtz and Hochschulmedizin promotes pilot project in the health sector.

Water for Mongolia

Making sustainable use of scarce water resources.

Intelligent robotics

Fraunhofer start-up award 2017 for Mojin Robotics GmbH.

Smart agriculture and water management / 16.2.2018

Fraunhofer establishes new research center in Portugal

 

Andreas Meuer is appointed executive vice president for controlling and digital business processes.

 

HR Excellence in Research

EU Commission recognizes Fraunhofer`s Integrated Human Resources Management.

 

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Excellence Program Fraunhofer Attract

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

 

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. 

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18.4.2018

Alliance of Science Organisations welcomes European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

The Alliance of Science Organisations comments upon the European Commission's initiative to establish a European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

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10.4.2018

CFRP recycling: into the battery instead of the garbage

Carbon fiber-reinforced plastics are gaining importance as components of aircraft. The trend is increasing the need for sustainable recycling concepts. At the ILA from April 25 to 29, 2018 in Berlin (Hall 2, Booth 304), Fraunhofer will present a technology that converts recycled carbon fibers into materials for batteries and fuel cells. This saves costs, improves the CO2 balance and opens up new means of recycling in aircraft production.

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10.4.2018

Automated lightweight construction reduces weight and costs

The aircraft of the future flies electrically and autonomously, is feather-light and can be conveniently produced in a fully automated manner. While the electrification and permanent autopilot are still in their infancy, lightweight construction is already indispensable today. Digital manufacturing processes are about to be applied. Fraunhofer will present new automated production technologies for lightweight construction materials at the ILA, the largest innovation trade fair in the aerospace industry, at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport from April 25 to 29, 2018 (Hall 2, Booth 229).

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10.4.2018

Fly with individually air-conditioned seats

Fraunhofer partner Gentherm has developed an air-conditioned business-class seat (Aviation Double Seat). This has a combination of active seat ventilation using thermoelectrics and heat control using several heating elements. This leads to an optimal temperature control of the seat surface as well as a continuous moisture removal. The result is a permanently comfortable, dry climate on the seat surface. The Aviation Double Seat will be on display at the ILA Berlin 2018 at the joint Fraunhofer booth 229 in Hall 2 from April 25th to 29th.

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