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Leipzig Fraunhofer researchers support regional development in Saxony's lignite mining regions

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW in Leipzig are helping to shape structural change in Saxony's lignite mining regions in Lusatia and Central Germany. In the research project GENESIS (Short for "Gestaltung neuer Entwicklungspfade im Strukturwandel in Sachsen", in English: "Design of New Development Paths in Structural Change in Saxony"), funded by the German government, a data-based twin of the coalfields is being created in close cooperation with the Saxon State Ministry for Regional Development. With its help, the structural change there in particular is to be accompanied, evidence-based approaches for the coal phase-out are to be developed and transparency about the development in the coalfields is to be created.
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World of QUANTUM 2023: Fraunhofer research team "Quantum Ecosystem Deutschland (Q.E.D.)" presents program on building sovereign innovation and value chains in the quantum computing ecosystem in Germany at the Quantum flagship trade fair

The research project "Quantum Ecosystem Deutschland (Q.E.D.)", funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF, will be represented at the World of QUANTUM 2023 in Munich, the platform for the quantum community, from June 27 to 30, 2023, with an exhibition booth and expert talk. The research team will be working with national and international experts from research and industry in a professional exchange on the state of the quantum computing ecosystem in Germany. You can meet the researchers in hall A1, booth 229 and get an overview of the state of their research work in the presentation at the Focus Day Quantum Computing on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
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Closing material cycles in the construction sector and in carbon technologies

In order to implement sustainable production, sustainable consumption and circular economy in practice, both systemic and technical solutions are required. Following an idea of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, these solutions are to be created in so-called CIRCONOMY® Hubs. These are Germany-wide networks that bring together partners from science, industry, associations and society to focus on a specific area. Two of these networks have already started their work: the hubs "Material Cycles in the Construction Sector" and "Circular Carbon Technologies CCT".
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