2023 Fraunhofer Annual Assembly / Presentation of the Fraunhofer Research Awards

Political Sovereignty through Economic Competitiveness

On the evening of May 25, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft honored excellent projects by its researchers.

Three Joseph-von-Fraunhofer prizes as well as the Fraunhofer prize for Human- and Environment-Centered Technology were awarded.


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Joseph von Fraunhofer Prizes 2023

Since 1978, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has awarded annual prizes for outstanding scientific achievements by its employees. These awards are for achievements that have practical applications and a potential to directly and decisively help solve societal challenges and safeguard the future of Germany as a business location. This year, three prizes were awarded, each worth 50,000 euros.


Audio technology – customizable listening experiences in 3D

Adrian Murtaza, Harald Fuchs and Dr. Achim Kuntz (Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS)


Building insulation – sustainable and affordable with aerogels

Christoph Dworatzyk (PROCERAM GmbH & Co. KG)
Andreas Sengespeick and Nils Mölders (Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT)


Speaker technology – energy-efficient microspeakers for in-ear headphones

Dr. Bert Kaiser and Dr. Sergiu Langa (Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS)
Holger Conrad (Bosch Sensortec GmbH)

Fraunhofer Prize for Human- and Environment-Centered Technology 2023


Satellite technology – sustainable water use in agriculture

Cassi Welling (constellr GmbH)
Dr. Henrik von Lukowicz (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF)
Dr. Matthias Beier (SPACEOPTIX GmbH)
Clemens Horch (Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI)

Jury of the Fraunhofer Prizes 2023


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