As a technology and research partner, we assist businesses that want to make Industrie 4.0 reality and play a role in this turning point toward digitalization and automation. We have made it our mission to contribute to sustainable development with our research, in the sense of ecologically intact, economically successful and socially equitable development.

Prof. Julia C. Arlinghaus, Director


Press Releases


Making the Cloud Greener: T-Systems Develops Project for Greater Sustainability at Biere Data Center

The campaign EnergInno Brazil, led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, called for scientists and entrepreneurs in Germany to apply with their most innovative ideas in the fields of Green Hydrogen or Biogas. The winners – tandems from research and industry – have now been selected. They will participate in a oneweek Matchmaking Tour to Sao Paulo in May 2022. There, they will meet potential Brazilian partners who are now being sought in a national Call for Innovators. The winning innovators will then be invited to a German R&D Tour this fall. That way, the German and Brazilian participants of EnergInno Brazil can initiate and strengthen a binational network in the field of sustainable energy.
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Supplying Rural Areas with Electricity Sustainably

Germany is supposed to become climate-neutral by 2045. The federal government’s new climate protection law stipulates this. Greenhouse gas emissions are supposed to drop at 65 percent below their 1990 values by the year 2030. Many innovative ideas and solutions are needed to implement this ambitious plan. Together with their partners, research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF are making a contribution in the RIGRID project: Its objective is to supply rural areas with power sustainably, cost-effectively and reliably.
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Fraunhofer IFF

Reliable Technology for the Efficient, Sustainable and Resilient Manufacturing of Tomorrow

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