The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft honored outstanding projects by its researchers at its annual conference in Munich on May 8, 2019. The Joseph-von-Fraunhofer awards for outstanding scientific achievements in solving application-related problems and the Fraunhofer Human-Centered Technology Prize of former Executive Board members and institute directors and the Fraunhofer Excellence Foundation were presented.
This year’s guest speakers were Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter.
Since 1978, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has annually awarded prizes for outstanding scientific achievements by its employees that have system relevance and a potential to directly and decisively help solve societal challenges and safeguard the future of Germany as a business location. More than 300 researchers have won the award to date. This year, four prizes were awarded, each worth 50,000 euros.
The joint award of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, former Executive Board members and institute directors of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, and the Fraunhofer Excellence Foundation "Human-Centered Technology" is awarded every two years for research and development services that have made a significant contribution to improving people's quality of life and maintaining their performance in daily life and into old age. The award is endowed with 50,000 euros.