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Opening film presentation of the Fraunhofer Research Awards 2024

Presentation of the Fraunhofer Research Awards 2024

On the evening of June 12th, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft honored outstanding projects by its researchers at its annual meeting in Munich. Three Joseph von Fraunhofer Prizes were awarded as well as the Stifterverband Science Prize “Forschung im Verbund” (Joint Research).


Bio-based plastics – innovative plastic film material made from PLA bioplastic

Dr. Antje Lieske, Dr. Benjamín Rodríguez and André Gomoll
(Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP)


Simulation methods – time-saving ways to model complex processes

The team around Dr. Jörg Kuhnert and Dr. Isabel Michel
(Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM)


Solar energy – high-efficiency colored solar panels for buildings

Dr. Oliver Höhn, Dr. Thomas Kroyer and Andreas Wessels
(Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE)


Pathogen identification – next-generation sequencing optimizes diagnostics

Dr. Kai Sohn, head of the in-vitro diagnostics department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial and Biochemical Engineering IGB, and his network partners Prof. Dr. Thorsten Brenner from the University Hospital Essen, Dr. Silke Grumaz and Dr. Philip Stevens from Noscendo GmbH.