Fraunhofer IPK opens Project Center in cooperation with ITA in São José dos Campos

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Bioenergy project between Brazil and Germany will study applications for marine macroalgae

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Applied research that benefits people

People need health, security, energy, communication, the environment and mobility. These are the main challenges that occupy everyone’s attention today. And it is on these six thematic fields that we focus our research capacities.


The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of more than 25,000, who work with an annual research budget totaling 2.3 billion euros. Of this sum, almost 2 billion euros is generated through contract research. Around 70 percent of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contract research revenue is derived from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects.  International collaborations with excellent research partners and innovative companies around the world ensure direct access to regions of the greatest importance to present and future scientific progress and economic development.

For more than 50 years, Brazil and Germany have been partners in science and research. This is reflected in the fact that about one third of all Fraunhofer Institutes are already active in Brazil.



Agro 4.0: Experts discuss advances in digitizing the field

Discussing these new technologies and their repercussions in the segment, was the main objective of the Agro 4.0 Workshop – The Digitalization in the Field, held last Monday (August 13th) at the Transatlantic Club, in São Paulo. The event was promoted by the Fraunhofer Liaison Office Brazil, in partnership with the Innovation Area of the Brazil-Germany Chamber and the German Center for Science and Innovation São Paulo - DWIH São Paulo.


SV4D project takes internet to isolated communities

The first pilot of the SV4D - Sustainable Villages for Development project was implemented in September by researchers from Fraunhofer AICOS in Portugal in the districts of Mocuba and Alto Molocue in Mozambique. The project consists of bringing broadband internet to isolated communities.


Workshop -“New Business Opportunities in Bioeconomy

In order to discuss and train young entrepreneurs for the opportunities in Bioeconomy, Fraunhofer IVV and Agropolo Campinas-Brasil, with support of the São Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the German Centre for Research and Innovation - São Paulo (DWIH-SP) and partnership with other institutions, will promote the Workshop "New Business Opportunity in Bioeconomy: How to Start a Profitable Business"

Fraunhofer ENAS discusses new digital world at MINAMIM 2018

The Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS, with the support of SUFRAMA, organized the MINAPIM 2018 Seminar on 3rd and 4th December in Manaus, at Suframa headquarters. The Minapim series (Microelectronics and Nanotechnology in the Industrial Pole of Manaus) has with the aim of disseminating and discussing advanced technologies involved in the new digital world, and this year's theme was "Industry 4.0" and the "Internet of Things" (IOT).