2018

EARTO Innovation Award: Less animal experiments on the horizon: Multi-organ chip awarded#

Dresden Fraunhofer engineers have developed a so-called "multi-organ chip". This microsystem from the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden, which has now received an "EARTO Innovation Award" in Brussels, simulates the blood circulation and the organs of animals or humans.

EHLA Research Team Wins Renowned Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018#

The research team of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and the Chair of Digital Additive Production DAP of RWTH Aachen University will be honored with the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018 for their development of the “Extreme High-Speed Laser Material Deposition” (EHLA). This process can be used to coat, repair or additively manufacture components in a particularly economical and environmentally friendly way. On September 21, the Aachen scientists will receive the first prize of the laser innovation prize awarded by the private foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung in Ditzingen, Germany, every other year since 2000 for outstanding research and development on the application or generation of laser light.

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards: CultLab3D#

CultLab3D: Die Scanstraße digitalisiert vollautomatisch Objekte unterschiedlicher Größe und erfasst dabei Geometrie, Textur und physikalisch-optische Materialeigenschften für eine originalgetreue und mikrometergenaue Wiedergabe.
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CultLab3D: Die Scanstraße digitalisiert vollautomatisch Objekte unterschiedlicher Größe und erfasst dabei Geometrie, Textur und physikalisch-optische Materialeigenschften für eine originalgetreue und mikrometergenaue Wiedergabe.

The European Commission and Europa Nostra announced the winner of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards. Twenty-nine award winners from 17 countries are honored for their outstanding achievements in the fields of heritage conservation, research, volunteering, education, training and raising awareness. The CultLab3D was the highlight in the research category: Automated scanning technology for 3D digitization by the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD. As a contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the awards this year emphasize a strong European dimension of the selected achievements.

Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018: Micro Steam Turbine Receives Award#

Berlin, 13. Juni 2018

Dr. Johannes Grob (2nd from left), Executive Board of TURBONIK GmbH, and Prof. Christian Doetsch, Head of the Energy Division at Fraunhofer UMSICHT, accepted the Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018.
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Dr. Johannes Grob (2nd from left), Executive Board of TURBONIK GmbH, and Prof. Christian Doetsch, Head of the Energy Division at Fraunhofer UMSICHT, accepted the Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018.

On June 13, 2018, Fraunhofer UMSICHT and TURBONIK GmbH were named as joint recipients of the Stahl-Innovationspreis (Steel Innovation Prize) in Berlin. Their project “Highly efficient and oil-free stainless-steel micro steam turbines for independent power generation” took first place in the “Products” category, out of a total of 561 submissions.

Environmentally friendly steel coatings: Fraunhofer ILT wins Steel Innovation Award#

June 14, 2018

On June 13, 2018, the Fraunhofer ILT team took 2nd place at the Steel Innovation Awards in Berlin in the “Steel in Research and Development” category for their Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA) process. Left: Thomas Schopphoven (Fraunhofer ILT), right: Gerhard Backes (Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP at RWTH Aachen University).
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On June 13, 2018, the Fraunhofer ILT team took 2nd place at the Steel Innovation Awards in Berlin in the “Steel in Research and Development” category for their Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA) process. Left: Thomas Schopphoven (Fraunhofer ILT), right: Gerhard Backes (Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP at RWTH Aachen University).

Once every three years, the German steel industry presents its Steel Innovation Awards. The purpose of this initiative is to recognize innovations that are helping to ensure this material remains a viable choice for the long term. The jury considers not just products made from steel, but also innovative processes such as Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA). For the development of the EHLA process, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen won the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize in 2017. On June 13, 2018, the researchers were honoured with the 2nd Prize of the Steel Innovation Award in the “Steel in Research and Development” category for their eco-friendly laser-based alternative to chromium(VI) plating.

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FhP-AICOS’ GoLiveClip technology wins Silver Economy Award#

FhP-AICOS' GoLiveClip technology was awarded the Silver Economy Award, in the Non-for-profit organisation category, in a ceremony that took place yesterday, in Brussels. Run by SEED, a Coordination and Support Action under H2020, this award aims to recognize innovative solutions that demonstrate a significant impact on the quality of life of the ageing population.

Fraunhofer ISC Scientist Awarded in Davos with New Plastics Economy Prize for bioORMOCER®s#

At the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the winners were presented of the »Circular Materials Challenge«. The prize is awarded by the New Plastics Economy Initiative, launched in 2016 by the Ellen MacArthur Foundadion, to promote new ways to counter the oceans plastics pollution. Five projects were honored with this prestigious prize and share the one million dollar prize money. Among the winning projects is the work of Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab, senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, who developed the bioORMOCER®s. The Fraunhofer ISC, located in Würzburg, Germany, is one of the leadng R&D instititutions when it comes to sustainable materials, technologies or products that help tackle the world’s foremost challenges.