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Fraunhofer ICT Group’s premiere at re:publica Berlin

The Fraunhofer ICT Group is participating at re:publica Berlin for the first time this year. The re:publica is the festival for the digital society and thus the largest conference of its kind in Europe. The participants of re:publica form a diverse cross-section of digital society, which include professionals from research, politics, economics, hacker culture, NGOs, media and marketing, as well as bloggers, activists, artists and social media experts.
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Bringing together competencies for a digital world that focuses on people

Boris Otto has been appointed as the new chairman of the Fraunhofer ICT Group. As of January 1, 2022, he will succeed Dieter Fellner, whose six-year term as chairman of the Group will end in December 2021.
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Institute Director of Fraunhofer FOKUS honored with MDM Test of Time Award

Manfred Hauswirth (Director Fraunhofer FOKUS), Karl Aberer (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland) and Ali Salehi (Teradata) have won the "MDM Test of Time Award 2021". They received the award at the 22nd IEEE Mobile Data Management Conference for their 2007 paper "Infrastructure for data processing in large-scale interconnected sensor networks".
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Fraunhofer at Bitkom Quantum Summit 2021

The expectations are gigantic, the stakes are high: quantum physics is reaching the reality of life. When quantum technologies come into use, the possibilities are hardly foreseeable yet, so enormous is the potential. The question is: When and how will quantum technologies come into use? The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is tracking down the answers in countless projects and initiatives. In May 2021, the branch association Bitkom will host the first Quantum Summit. And, of course, Fraunhofer will be there.
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News from our member institutes


Fraunhofer FOKUS / 27.6.2022

Reconvening at the 9th FOKUS Media Web Symposium

After a three-year break, more than 200 participants from 26 countries met again at the 9th FOKUS Media Web Symposium (MWS) in Berlin on June 21 and 22. Under the motto "And still diving deeper", the experts discussed topics such as Internet Delivered Media, 5G Media, streaming technologies, artificial intelligence, standardization, and market development.


Fraunhofer IIS / 19.5.2022

RFicient chips for sustainable IoT: Fraunhofer IIS research team wins Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Prize 2022

Keeping things constantly connected to the internet costs a lot of energy. Even small IoT nodes run out of battery in just a few weeks. All of this is changing with the RFicient® chip, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, which saves power consumption by up to 99 percent. This development is a big step forward for the Internet of Things and has secured the Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Prize for the developer team.  


Fraunhofer SCAI / 5.5.2022

AIOLOS is a platform for early detection and monitoring of respiratory pathogen epidemics

The AIOLOS project (Artificial Intelligence Tools for Outbreak Detection and Response) has received approval from the French and German governments to develop a digital platform designed to allow for early detection of new respiratory pathogens epidemics, monitor their spread and inform decisions on appropriate counter measures. AIOLOS will provide insights for private and public decision-making in a web-based dashboard, which leverages real-time data from multiple data sources, advanced artificial intelligence (AI), and predictive modeling.  


Fraunhofer IOSB / 25.1.2022

New Fraunhofer Center SIRIOS in Berlin goes into operation

In January 2022, the newly founded Fraunhofer Center for Security of Socio-Technical Systems SIRIOS in Berlin started operations. In comprehensive research and development projects, it bundles the competencies of four Fraunhofer institutes. The aim is to set up a research, test and training environment for security authorities, rescue services and operators of critical infrastructure over the next four years. There, complex security scenarios can be simulated, experienced virtually and tested in real life. The direct participation of citizens should also be made possible, e.g. by assessing the subjective sense of security.


Fraunhofer ISST / 6.12.2021

BMBF project FAIR Data Spaces brings together Gaia-X and the National Research Data Infrastructure

In FAIR Data Spaces, the federated secure data infrastructure Gaia-X and the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) are developing a shared cloud-based data space for industry and research. The FAIR principles will be taken into account, meaning that the data will be shared in a findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable manner (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable). The FAIR Data Spaces project is scheduled to run for three years and is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen / 6.2.2020

Fraunhofer software helps power immersive music services for Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, inventor of mp3 and primary developer of AAC, MPEG-H Audio and other MPEG standard audio codecs, announced today that Amazon has become an important music-centric licensee of its MPEG-H audio decoder software, included in the new Echo Studio. MPEG-H is the novel audio scheme used for new immersive music services including those based on the Sony 360 Reality Audio format. 360 Reality Audio services from Amazon Music HD on the Echo Studio are enabled by the Fraunhofer software.


Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin / 16.1.2020

Dissertation by Pablo Wilke Berenguer rated summa cum laude

Pablo Wilke Berenguer, research associate at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, completed his dissertation on "Physical Layer Reliability Aspects in Industrial Optical Wireless Communication" at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) with the final mark summa cum laude, in June 2019.


Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt / 9.1.2020

Passport photos at passport offices only? Morphing forgeries put pressure on officials

Criminals have been finding weaknesses in biometric photos for some time now. “Face morphing”, as it is called, plays not least into the hands of human smugglers. Fraunhofer IGD technology is helping uncover forged documents and make IDs more forgery-proof.