Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (FhG) is the largest organization for applied science in Europe. FhG is comprised of 80 research units, 57 Fraunhofer Institutes and 40 separate location throughout Germany. The headquarters is in Munich. About 2/3 of the funding comes from private business and industry through contracts and about 1/3 from the German government and endowments. The emphasis is a partnership with the private sector and scientists and engineers.

Address
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Postfach 20 07 33 80007 Munchen
Website
http://www.fraunhofer.de/EN/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraunhofer_Society
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Robotics

Smooth collaboration between humans and robots

Robots are being deployed in more and more situations, many of which involve collaboration between humans and robots—for example relieving humans of onerous tasks in the workplace. The challenges are how to integrate the ...

Energy & Green Tech

The hydrogen factory of the future

Hydrogen is indispensable to successfully transitioning to renewables and meeting climate targets. It is the essential building block of sector coupling. While it provides an ecofriendly option to meet industry demand for ...

Engineering

Production systems with human-like senses

Tomorrow's industrial Internet will integrate technologies that imitate human cognitive skills such as the ability to plan, to learn, and to perceive our surroundings. The Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet ...

Engineering

A dashboard tray that appears and disappears at the wave of a hand

Storage trays in cars can be real dustbowls. But they also fulfill a useful function. Where else to store those sunglasses, paper handkerchiefs or a parking disc? A new type of storage tray, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute ...

Engineering

Refining acoustic sensors for detecting safe component tolerance

Manufacturers must be able to respond immediately to faults in machinery and equipment, so as to avoid downtime. An acoustic monitoring system by the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg recognizes ...

Energy & Green Tech

High-frequency transistors achieve record efficiency at 100 volts

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF have succeeded in significantly increasing the output power of their GaN‑based high‑frequency transistors for the frequency range from 1–2 ...

Engineering

Keeping up with the conversation

Most people find it difficult to concentrate on a specific voice in a busy environment, but for those who are hard of hearing it's especially challenging. Now, however, a new type of hearing aid, developed with the assistance ...

Energy & Green Tech

Solar energy solutions for facades

Photovoltaic elements are usually found on rooftops—after all, that's where solar irradiation is highest. However, as researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP have discovered, PV elements on facades ...

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