Press Releases

Please note that most of our press releases are written only in German. Please find all of our recent press releases on our German site.

  • So far, it has only been possible to get truly reliable measuring results for the amount of fertilizer needed in a private garden from a laboratory – a process that is too elaborate and expensive, particularly for hobby gardeners or hobby farmers. In collaboration with the community scientists from FabLab München e.V., the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT is working on an alternative: a simple nitrate and phosphate measuring device for home use.

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  • Fraunhofer IMW and Leipzig University are jointly researching digital value creation and data mining and will accompany Saxony-based companies during their digitalization in a large-scale research project / 2018

    Research project on the economic value of the data and digitalization of companies in Saxony kicks off

    Press Release / 24.4.2018

    The Leipzig-based research project “Data mining and value creation” will kick-off in parallel to the Hannover Messe. Just like the internationally important industry trade show, this Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW and Leipzig University joint project addresses the issue of how companies can further benefit from digitalization. In the coming four years, the partners intend to develop new methods and suitable software solutions for the sound scientific mining and analysis of the economic value of data. One aim of the Leipzig researchers is to gain new knowledge from the digital information collected by Saxony-based industrial companies in order to generate financial benefits for these firms. The project is funded by the Free State of Saxony.

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  • Novel analytic tool improves data journalism / 2017

    Fraunhofer Institute Develops Data Analyses Software for the Tagesspiegel’s “Politician-Check”

    Press release / 1.9.2017

    Together with the Tagesspiegel editors in Berlin, the Fraunhofer IMW’s Competitive Intelligence unit has conceptualized and developed the software “Check Your Government” (CYGAR). This software forms the basis for the portal “Politician-Check”, released by the Tagesspiegel today at with a view to the Bundestag elections. With the help of the Tagesspiegel editors, the research team examines the available weekly data on special interest groups and their interaction with politicians in the Bundestag committees. For each member of the Bundestag, the “Politician-Check” analyzes thematic content, links to lobbyists and notices of political work appearing in the media and on social networks.

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  • An awareness of the complex effects of new technologies is critical for the success of entire economies. Structural changes due to technological developments must therefore be identified and understood at an early stage in order to be able to actively influence their long-term effects on society and on the economy in financial, social, political or also cultural terms. In future, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will strengthen its role in the research, technology and innovation policy related dialogue with businesses, policy-makers and society with a dedicated Innovation Research Group, thereby further emphasizing its position as a leading active stakeholder on the German innovation scene.

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