Prizes and Distictions 2012

Fraunhofer researchers earn environmental award: concentrated sunlight#

An achievement for the solar experts: Dr. Andreas Bett of Fraunhofer ISE and Hansjörg Lerchenmüller of the Soitec Company received the 2012 DBU German Environmental Award (DBU Deutscher Umweltpreis). Federal President Joachim Gauck will honor them with this distinction on October 28, in recognition of the development and industrial application of concentrator photovoltaic systems.

Fraunhofer honored for its winning satellite navigation ideas#

Image: Galileo Master
© Simone Hörmann

Fraunhofer institutes took home a total of four awards from this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). At the awards ceremony held on the 25th of Ocotber in Munich, the Bavarian Regional Prize went to the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, while the Project Center of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML in Prien was awarded the HPI Special Prize. In addition to winning its region, Fraunhofer Portugal was also named overall winner.

Open Innovation: Fraunhofer Researcher Receives Award for Dissertation#

Dr.-Ing. Sabine Brunswicker
© Fraunhofer / Matthias Heyde

Dr. Sabine Brunswicker has been intrigued by new innovation models and, in particular, the subject of „Open Innovation“ for a long time. Together with the publisher John Wiley & Sons, now the prestigious International Society for Professional Innovation Management, ISPIM, awarded the doctoral dissertation of the engineer with its „Best Dissertation Award“.

German High Tech Champions 2012 Award Ceremony in Gurgaon, India#

German High Tech Award in Sustainable Transportation

Dr. Jan Schubert (Fraunhofer IVI), Mr. Michael Kriescher (German Aerospace Center DLR)and Mr. Andreas Küster (Fraunhofer IVI) came out first in the nationwide competition for application-oriented business cases in sustainable transportation, thus qualifying as ‘German High Tech Champions 2012’. Their proposals convinced the jury not only in terms of their technical virtue and originality but also with regard to financial and commercial viabilit

Technical Oscar for ARRI and Fraunhofer#

Bild: Preisträger
© Fraunhofer IPM

Technical Oscar for ARRI and Fraunhofer The Munich-based producer of professional motion picture equipment ARRI and the Freiburg Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques have been awarded the “Academy Award of Merit” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their jointly developed ARRILASER film recorder. The Oscar statuettes will be presented on February 11 in Beverly Hills.