Understanding the complex effects of new technologies is critical for the success of entire economies. Structural changes through technological developments must therefore be recognized and understood at an early stage in order to actively shape the long-term economic, social, political and cultural impact on society and the economy. With the new Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft aims to strengthen its future role in research, technology and innovation policy dialogue with industry, politics and society, thus further cementing its position as a leading player in the German innovation arena.
The new Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research will commence work on July 1, 2017, initially comprising four research institutes with over 500 employees.
Initially, the new group will focus on strengthening the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in research, technology and innovation policy dialogue with politics, industry and society. It also sees itself as a platform for addressing system-relevant technological issues in the future.