Fraunhofer Research Awards Ceremony

During the annual conference of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft on May 30 2017 in Dresden the following prizes are awarded: The Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize and the Fraunhofer Prize "Human-Centered Technology".

Fraunhofer Prize "Human-Centered Technology"

The prize for Human-Centered Technology is funded by former Executive Board members and institute directors and the the Excellence Foundation of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. This prize is awarded every two years to employees whose research and development work makes a significant contribution to improving people’s quality of life and helps them actively participate in daily life into old age. The prizewinner receives a sum of 50,000 euros.


Live safely even in old age – within your own four walls

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2017

This prize has been awarded by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft every year since 1978, in recognition of outstanding scientific work by members of its staff leading to the solution of application-oriented problems. This year, four prizes will be awarded – each valued at 50,000 €.


Telephone calls clear as a bell


Cleaning waste water effectively


A way out of the chromium ban


Holographic measurement technology in the production cycle