Security and Protection – Robust buildings and tunnels

Planning buildings to include specially adapted construction materials and structures ensures that they will be better able to withstand accidents and attacks. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft develops technologies for the physical protection of buildings, for instance using energy-absorbing bioconcrete or walls fitted with sensors.

Sicherheit und Vorsorge


Non-toxic flame retardants for polymeric materials

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Thanks to their outstanding material properties, plastic materials have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives. Flame retardants can counteract their poor flammability properties and prevent fires, or at least stop plastics from burning up too quickly.

Fraunhofer Group for Defense and Security

This group has been formed by Fraunhofer institutes as a means of coordinating their research activities and defining common goals in the area of »Defense and Security«.

Future Security Innovation Cluster

In the Future Security innovation cluster, six Fraunhofer Institutes, research partners, Universities, numerous companies specializing in different areas have pooled their skills in the interdisciplinary field of security research.