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  • 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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  • Quantum technologies / 2021

    Fraunhofer at Bitkom Quantum Summit 2021

    May 20, 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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  • 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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  • Quantum Computing / 2021

    Quantum expertise for research and industry

    February 18, 2021

    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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  • Presentation. Inspiration. Vision: The digital Fraunhofer event in fall 2020. / 2020

    Fraunhofer Solution Days 2020: 26.10.–29.10.2020

    October 26, 2020

    From October 26-29, 2020, we will address four topics of high relevance to the innovative strength of Germany and Europe: Health. Digital economy. Plant and mechanical engineering. Mobility. Follow interesting presentations on current technology highlights and significant solutions, visit our exhibitors virtually and exchange ideas with Fraunhofer experts in live chats. In all four subject areas we focus on achieving a global competitive advantage with innovations and holistic solutions. Our goal is to ensure the technological sovereignty and resilience of the German and European economy. We remain a driving force even in crises and provide answers to the question of what makes a society more resilient. You can benefit from our know-how and our demand-, market-, technology- and industry-oriented research.

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  • S+T+ARTS Residencies / 2020

    Project conclusion with symposium and exhibition

    July 07, 2020

    Since its launch in 2015, the EU-funded S+T+ARTS project has advanced the integration of artistic activity and innovation. The Fraunhofer IUK Group was an important partner in the S+T+ARTS Residencies subprogram, which was set up to support and finance artist residencies with technology partners. On July 2, 2020, the program was concluded at the conference "ART CREATES INDUSTRY: Empathic AI - Art shapes Industry".

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  • At their New Year's Reception under the heading "Artificial Intelligence in Germany - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow", the Fraunhofer ICT Group and the German Informatics Society honored ten influential figures in German AI history.

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  • Reliability of complex intelligent systems / 2019

    The Fraunhofer ESK in Munich becomes the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

    December 04, 2019

    Since 1 December 2019, the former Fraunhofer Institute for Embedded Systems ESK has been known as the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS. With the renaming and the associated reorientation, the institute intends to conduct application-oriented research into reliable software engineering for safety-critical applications in the automotive and industrial 4.0 sectors. The aim is to secure artificial intelligence in such a way that it can also be used without hesitation in autonomous systems.

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  • Blockchain / 2019

    Are we ready to go now? Yes, we are!

    November 06, 2019

    At which point does a trend technology actually deserve to be given its own strategy by the federal government? Are cryptocurrencies really the main application area of blockchains? Are blockchain users environmental sinners? Which processes do I have to break up if I as a company want to switch to blockchains and smart contracts? And when will the standardization and legal framework come? On November 5th, the Fraunhofer Blockchain Technology Day – organized by the Fraunhofer ICT Group in cooperation with the Federation of German Industries (BDI) – provided answers.

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  • ICT Dissertation Award 2019 / 2019

    Two first prize winners for the first time

    September 26, 2019

    This year's presentation of the ICT Dissertation Awards of the Fraunhofer Group for IUK Technology was a premiere: For the first time, the jury found two works worthy of first prize.

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