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"Foresight Fraunhofer - Future Topics for Applied Research" Study

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is taking a look into the future as part of its "70 Years of Fraunhofer" anniversary campaign. For this study, future trends for applied research were derived as strategic knowledge for potential technologies and social challenges. The Foresight Method was also further developed.

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Video on research project to protect freshwater mussels highlights solutions for Saxony - ArKoNaVera

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Unit, Professionalizing Knowledge Transfer Processes

The core expertise of the Professionalizing Transfer Processes Unit lies in researching the mechanisms of successful knowledge transfer processes.  We develop and evaluate instruments and organizational structures in order to increase the efficiency of knowledge transfer.

We work in a complex environment where several specialized disciplines collaborate. The cooperation between the research, political, industrial and NGO stakeholders involved is one of the key aspects of innovation success.

We investigate how institutions and the respective social, political and economic spheres of influence impact on the exploitation of technical and social innovations.

We ensure that our analyses are based on the latest research methods and findings. At the same time, they are guided by the needs of our clients – from the initial concept to its realization. That is how we close the gap between research and practical application.

Our clients and partners from the business, science and political communities use the results of our research to strategically plan, develop and design their future cooperation, business and funding activities.

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Current Projects

AGENT-3D – printing new worlds

IntTransNet – Networks and transfer in international collaborations

ALTERFOR – Alternative models for future forest management

Future Prospects for Space Travel 2040



Interview with Dr. Juliane Welz, Annamaria Riemer, and Inga Döbel

How does foresight work? "Foresight Fraunhofer" identifies future trends for 2030.

Joint Project ArKoNaVera

Video about research project to protect freshwater mussels highlights solutions for Saxony

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Selected projects in the annual reports of the Fraunhofer IMW

In its annual reports, the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center presents the wide scope of its socio-economic services spectrum. The expert teams' contributions provide a compact overview of the institute's projects and product, subject and research focuses.

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