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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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Fraunhofer SIT / 5.10.2022

ATHENE team cracks mechanism for internet security

The National research center for Cybersecurity ATHENE has found a way to break one of the basic mechanisms used to secure Internet traffic. The mechanism, called RPKI, is actually designed to prevent cybercriminals or government attackers from diverting traffic on the Internet. Such redirections are surprisingly common on the Internet, e.g., for espionage or through misconfigurations. The ATHENE scientist team of Prof. Dr. Haya Shulman showed that attackers can completely bypass the security mechanism without the affected network operators being able to detect this. According to analyses by the ATHENE team, popular implementations of RPKI worldwide were vulnerable by early 2021. The team informed the manufacturers, and now presented the findings to the international expert public.


Fraunhofer ISST, Dortmund / 8.9.2022

A new institute building for the Fraunhofer ISST on its 30th birthday

30 years after the founding of the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST, the institute will move to a new location in autumn 2022, the »lighthouse« in the digital quarter currently being built in Dortmund harbour. The Fraunhofer ISST will celebrate this double reason for joy with a ceremony on 8 September 2022 in the brewing tower of the Dortmunder U. Under the title »New Spaces for Data and People«, the speakers will explain their vision of a social data market economy. Afterwards, the »lighthouse« will be inaugurated.


Fraunhofer IGD / 8.9.2022

Fraunhofer IGD uses augmented reality to visualize Corvey monastery in its original state

The history of the monastery at Corvey can be traced back over a period of 1,200 years, and the old walls of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are still a hive of activity today. Fraunhofer IGD has developed an AR (augmented reality) app to show what it looked like when originally constructed. A special event is being held in the former Benedictine monastery to mark this year’s anniversary, and the guest list will include Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the current President of Germany. The occasion will also provide a trial run for the Fraunhofer app.


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.