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  • Hydrogen: How we’re powering change

    September 22, 2021 | Hydrogen is considered a technology of the future. But what exactly is the hydrogen economy? What expertise does Fraunhofer IIS offer in this field? And how can companies benefit from it? Prof. Alexander Martin, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen and Chair of Analytics & Mixed-Integer Optimization at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg has some answers.

  • Research and conversations at the coffee machine

    June 20, 2023 | The institute director on creativity in research and the positive effects of good coffee

    © Fraunhofer IIS/Valentin Havenstein-Schilling

    In erster Linie macht die Entwicklung zukunftsweisender Technologien das Fraunhofer IIS zum renommierten Forschungsinstitut. Warum eine angenehme Arbeitsatmosphäre und aufgeschlossene Vorgesetzte mindestens genauso wichtig sind wie eine fachliche Expertise und was all das mit Kaffee zu tun hat, erklärt Institutsleiter Prof. Albert Heuberger.

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  • © Fraunhofer IIS/Valentin Havenstein-Schilling

    The effects of climate change are making life hard for the sensitive coffee plant. Experts warn that without appropriate countermeasures, more than half of the area currently used for growing coffee will no longer be suitable for that purpose. Katrin Simon from Erlangen Botanical Gardens, Julie Mildenberger from Weltladen Erlangen and Joelle Claußen from Fraunhofer IIS explain how phenotyping coffee plants, embracing experimentation and more conscious consumption can help ensure that coffee can remain a daily pleasure despite climate change and resource scarcity.

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  • 5G: Researchers discuss professional mobile communications applications

    December 5, 2022 | Interviews with the experts

    5G network with downtown Los Angeles at night

    With the new 5G mobile radio standard, the high requirements of applications in the areas of industry and logistics 4.0, intelligent city, medicine and health and rescue services for wireless communication and localization solutions can be better met. Fraunhofer IIS is an internationally recognized partner when it comes to the development and application of 5G. Read the interviews with our experts to get Fraunhofer IIS researchers’ take on these technologies and what exciting visions of the future they open up. We spoke to them about their respective projects, areas of application and transformative potential.

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