Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Into a Networked Future Together

At Hannover Messe 2017, Fraunhofer will be showcasing the latest research results in the fields of production, digitalization, automation and networking.

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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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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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Production 4.0

Producing individual products quickly, flexibly and sustainably – Industry 4.0 will make it possible.

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Doing Secure Digital Business

Cloud Computing, Industry 4.0, Smart Data, the Internet of Things and Services - the digital transformation of the economy is already underway.

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Popular Encryption

Sending emails is as easy as pie. However, until now a lot of know-how has been required to securely encrypt them. This is bound to change: Deutsche Telekom and the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt will be making encryption easy – with a popular encryption named Volksverschlüsselung.

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New Products, One Layer at a Time

Bones, engines and shoe soles from the printer: How additive manufacturing is revolutionizing our production world.

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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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Driving Electric

Innovative batteries, cable-free charging and cost-efficient drive systems are to help improve the performance of future generations of the electric automobile.

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News

April 25, 2017

New High-Performance Center Translational Medical Engineering

Cooperation in Hannover to promote fast transfer of research results into clinical trials.

March 1, 2017

Reuters Top 25 Global Innovators 2017

Fraunhofer became third among the 25 most innovative research organizations worldwide and is therefore the best German representative.

January 17, 2017

Maritime research at Fraunhofer

Science Year 2016*17 focuses on Seas and Oceans. Scientists at Fraunhofer are developing the technologies needed to explore and make sustainable use of the world's oceans.

From Belgium‘s largest university in Leuven / 2016

Honorary Doctorate for Fraunhofer President

Prof. Reimund Neugebauer received the Honorary Doctorate from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). 

 

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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Excellence Program Fraunhofer Attract

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

 

Morgenstadt – City of the Future Initative

Fraunhofer researchers are working on the idea of sustainable, livable and future-oriented cities. »Morgenstadt« is a vision of a innovative city of the future and its suburban surroundings.

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Latest News

11.4.2017

The “Research Fab Microelectronics Germany” gets off the ground

To reinforce the position of Europe’s semiconductor and electronics industry within global competition, eleven institutes within the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics have, together with two institutes within the Leibniz Associa-tion, come up with a concept for a cross-location research factory for microe-lectronics and nanoelectronics. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing support with the necessary investment. On April 6, 2017, Education Minister Professor Johanna Wanka handed over the grant approvals – 280 million euros for Fraunhofer and 70 million euros for Leibniz.

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3.4.2017

More objective than human hearing

In industrial production, the testing of machines and products by means of acoustic signals still takes a niche role. At the Hannover Messe 2017, Fraunhofer is exhibiting a cognitive system that detects erroneous sounds more objectively than the human ear (Hall 2, Booth C16/C22). The technology has successfully passed the initial practical tests and there detected up to 99 percent of the errors.

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3.4.2017

Cold plasma: Get started with the Disc Jet

Plasmas are often found in the center of stars – on Earth, the electrically charged gas mixtures are a rare occurrence, such as in lightning discharges or aurora borealis lights. However, you can provide some help with high heat or high electrical voltages. Fraunhofer researchers have produced cold plasmas and used them for the surface treatment of temperature-sensitive materials. In doing so, recesses or undercuts were no longer a problem, thanks to a new technology – the Disc Jet can reach everywhere.

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3.4.2017

New security procedures secure the intelligent factory

At the Hannover Messe from April 24 to 28, 2017, Fraunhofer researchers will present two new procedures for the protection of Industrie 4.0 production facilities (Hall 2, Booth C16/C22): here, a self-learning system recognizes security incidents in manufacturing facilities without knowledge of the underlying system architecture. Hardware-based security modules report manipulation tests on machines and components.

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