Prizes and Distinctions 2010

Fraunhofer is rewarded with the European Innovation Prize#

Dr. Andreas Bett und Dr. Frank Dimroth

For the second time in history a research organization is rewarded with the EARTO Innovation Prize. The prize honors research that has a high potential for future applications in economy and society. This year a team developing new solar cells receives the award.

Team from Festo and Fraunhofer IPA wins: Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2010#

Zukunftspreis 2010

Inspired by the elephant’s trunk, researchers have developed an entirely new robot arm. Precision-tuned and flexible, this novel high-tech helper can work in industry and in the home. For this development, on December 1, Dr.-Ing. Peter Post and Dipl.-Ing. Markus Fischer of Festo, joined by Dipl.-Ing. Andrzej Grzesiak of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA were awarded with the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2010. Yesterday, the German Federal President Christian Wulff presented the award, which carries a purse of EUR 250,000.