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ICT Dissertation Award: winners announced

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Quantum computers for German innovators and industry

The heart of the "Fraunhofer Competence Network Quantum Computing" is an open quantum computing research platform around an IBM Q System One installed by IBM in Ehningen, which can be used exclusively by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and its partners from research and industry.

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New Featured Topic: Data Ecosystems

Find all the information you need about data ecosystems and the International Data Spaces on our landing page.

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Data Ecosystems Day - a review

It was a pleasure to welcome 400 participants to our Data Ecosystems Day: an exciting day with top-class panel discussions and keynotes, compact pitches and interactive breakout sessions.

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Fraunhofer ICT Group

1.3.2021

ICT Dissertation Award – winners announced

The employees of Fraunhofer demonstrate research achievements of excellent quality. They contribute to Fraunhofer's leading position in research in Europe. Since 2015, the Fraunhofer ICT Dissertation Award has been presented annually at Group level. Here, the jury awards outstanding dissertations from the Fraunhofer institutes that deal with highly innovative developments and technologies in computer science, mathematics or related fields.
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18.2.2021

Quantum expertise for research and industry

The "Fraunhofer Competence Network Quantum Computing" drives application-oriented research in the field of quantum computing. The heart of the network is an open quantum computing research platform around an "IBM Q System One" installed by IBM in Ehningen, which can be used exclusively by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and its partners from research and industry.
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27.11.2020

Data Ecosystems Day – a review

It was a pleasure to welcome 400 participants to our Data Ecosystems Day: an exciting day with top-class panel discussions and keynotes, compact pitches and interactive breakout sessions.
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Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen / 5.2.2021

Fraunhofer launches lighthouse project to develop technologies for 6G

At the beginning of 2021, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft launched 6G SENTINEL, a lighthouse project to develop key technologies for the future 6G mobile communications standard. Under the project leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, five participating Fraunhofer Institutes are pooling their expertise in order to collectively attain a position at the technological vanguard of 6G research. The focus of their work will be on terahertz technologies and solutions for flexible networks.

 

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.

 

Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt / 8.1.2020

Golden Globes 2020 – Fraunhofer software "Cuttlefish" produced over 106,000 faces

"Missing Link" by LAIKA won the Golden Globe in the category "Best Animated Feature". Every single facial expression in the movie was printed in 3D. The studio used the 3D printer driver "Cuttlefish" by the Fraunhofer IGD.

 

Fraunhofer SIT, Darmstadt / 25.11.2019

MEVIS draw: Our Free Software for Interactive Segmentation of Medical Images

Fraunhofer MEVIS provides the software MEVIS draw for creating and editing segmentations on 3D medical images for free download. MEVIS draw supports clinicians and AI researchers in interactively annotating data such as CT or MR images.

MEVIS draw offers intuitive brush and freehand interactions for drawing and modifying contours. An interpolation automatically fills in contours and updates them after each interaction, thus making 3D segmentation very efficient. Import of images and segmentations created with other software as well as export of results are supported in various formats, such as DICOM (including SEG and RTSTRUCT), MetaImage, MLImage, NiFTI, and NRRD. MEVIS draw is available for Windows and Linux. A macOS version is planned for 2020.

 

Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin / 13.11.2019

Fraunhofer Radio Technology becomes part of the worldwide Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is an industry association for the development of Open Solutions, in which all well-known players of the worldwide telecommunications industry are represented. The aim is to give everyone in the world access to the Internet. Fraunhofer FIT's "Wireless Backhaul" (WiBACK) radio relay technology will be a key component of TIP’s OpenCellular project for bringing the Internet to remote, sparsely populated regions.

 

Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern / 8.11.2019

Autonomous Agriculture in 2045? New Study about the Autonomous Agricultural Machinery Market

The development and introduction of machines ranging from highly automated to driverless will have a strong impact on global agriculture. This inevitably raises the question of how fast and to what extent the new technologies will determine the market in the future.