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  • Press release - Research project "GENESIS" / 2023

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

    October 20, 2023

    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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  • 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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  • Press release from Fraunhofer UMSICHT / 2023

    Closing material cycles in the construction sector and in carbon technologies

    May 16, 2023

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    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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  • Press Release of the EXPRESS Experimental Field / 2023

    EXPRESS experimental field at the 5th Winemaker-Service Fair from February 8 to 10, 2023 in Karlsruhe

    February 07, 2023

    The research project "EXPRESS - Experimental field for data-driven networking and digitization in agriculture", funded by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture until 2024 and supported by interdisciplinary cooperating university and non-university research institutions, will participate in the 5th Winemaker Service Fair from February 8 to 10, 2023 with an information booth on the digital experimental fields. The aim is to dialogue with practitioners on new impulses in the digital transformation of agriculture directly from the research work at the largest trade fair for viticulture, cellar management, fruit growing and distillery, as well as marketing and sales in Germany.

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  • Press release of Fraunhofer IWES / 2023

    Knowledge transfer for technology-oriented structural change in Central Germany

    January 11, 2023

    The House of Transfer (HoT) project started yesterday in Leuna. The coming four years are set to see the development of a central hub for all stakeholders in the biobased economy, chemical, plastics, and hydrogen sectors in the Central German mining region. Led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, the project team, which comprises the project partners BioEconomy e. V., the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW, the Chemie+ cooperation network, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and POLYKUM e. V., has set itself the goal of providing support for the accelerated implementation of the structural change. The project is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWK) to the tune of €4.6 million.

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  • In real world experiments, data researchers from Leipzig and Zwickau test new ways of digital value creation in West Saxony / 2022

    Research Project "DataLab WestSax" Opens simul+ Hybrid Living Lab

    Press release | Leipzig / April 05, 2022

    The collaborative research project "DataLab WestSax" - Future and Value Creation Lab West Saxony - a regional catalyst for data-based value creation - aims to leverage untapped potential of data for value creation purposes. Prof. Heiko Gebauer's team at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW in Leipzig and Prof. Christoph Laroque's team at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau will receive a total of 1.5 million euros in financial support from the simul⁺ innovation hub of the Saxon State Ministry for Regional Development (SMR). This will enable both private and public/municipal companies in the West Saxony region to test adapted digital technologies and data utilization processes.

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  • On Friday Saxony's Minister of State for Science, Culture and Tourism Sebastian Gemkow learned first-hand about the institute's current research priorities. In addition to insights into projects for the development of innovative business models with companies in Saxony, the focus of the conversation was on research activities on future development paths for regions affected by structural change.

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  • In the Automotive Industry Outlook 2030+, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe and the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW in Leipzig have looked at the German and, in particular, the East German automotive industry. The study, commissioned by the Labour and Environment Foundation of the IGBCE, focuses on the current economic importance of the industry, its future challenges, and options for action in regard to trade unions, politics, industry and the public in the region.

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  • As part of the “MobDi – Mobile Disinfection” project, twelve Fraunhofer institutes were tasked with developing new key technologies for mobile cleaning and disinfection processes. The latest result of this research project is the disinfection robot “DeKonBot 2” from Fraunhofer IPA. In November 2021, the project partners presented the robot and its abilities to the public, including results from practical tests.

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