What exactly is the "Fraunhofer Spirit"? "The curiosity of a researcher," says Prof. Dr. Dieter Seitzer, multiple award-winning scientist, former director of Fraunhofer IIS and pioneer of mp3. The Fraunhofer spirit, that is the ambition to drive exciting topics forward, not to let up and to believe in one's own abilities. This is how Fraunhofer IIS has achieved worldwide success over the past three decades. In the future, too, the institute will continue to develop demand-oriented technologies with in-depth knowledge and creativity.