The two Stuttgart-based Fraunhofer Institutes IPA and IAO have developed an online platform that makes the Future Work Lab and various other research laboratories virtual and accessible.
Philippa Ngaju Makobore of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute, located in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, and her German cooperation partner, Tobias Behr, of the PAMB Fraunhofer Project Group, have been awarded the Afro-German Innovation Promotion Prize 2020 by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Digital transformation is improving production and making entirely new business models possible. There are several approaches for successful introduction and implementation. Paul Thieme from the DigiTools for Manufacturing Department at Fraunhofer IPA provides an overview.
"TagAktiv", a computer game for people with dementia, has been developed at Fraunhofer IPA. It is used for everyday practical and cognitive activation and is based on MAKS therapy.
Large quantities of previously unused, degradable biopolymers accrue in agriculture and forestry. They could be used for 3D printing, replacing the non-biological polymers that have been used en masse.
Ohne Abfall, Abwasser und Abluft: Das Konzept für das weltweit erste stadtnahe, ultraeffiziente Gewerbegebiet steht. Wissenschaftler der drei Fraunhofer-Institute IPA, IAO und IGB haben es gemeinsam mit der Stadt Rheinfelden (Baden) und den ansässigen Unternehmen erarbeitet. Es sieht vor, alternative Energiequellen anzuzapfen, vorhandene Synergien besser zu nutzen und Kreisläufe zu...
An example of pioneering technology is a separation process using robots known as bin picking. Its development exemplifies the path from research result to a purchasable product of Liebherr-Verzahntechnik GmbH. The technology is still being further developed today under the motto "Automation for Automation".