Biological transformation

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is supporting digital change with the help of biological change by developing the concept of biological transformation. For this purpose, Fraunhofer is increasingly using materials, structures and principles of living nature in technology. The aim is to create sustainable added value, for example through bionics, biotechnology or bio-economics.


Biological transformation

Biological transformation refers to the increasing use of materials, structures and principles of living nature in technology with the aim of creating sustainable added value.


Whitepaper Biological transformation

The scarcity of raw materials, land loss and the essential maintenance of social goods such as air, water and ecosystems require a rethink in industrial production.

Adding value through biointelligence

In the future, biological transformation will merge nature with technology, i.e. the biosphere and technosphere. Optimized during a period of evolution of over three and a half billion years, principles, processes and organisms will increasingly find their way into the industrial value chain. Thanks to innovations in bioengineering and information technology, these can now be cultivated and implemented in numerous industrial processes. This will make value adding more effective, more efficient and more sustainable.