Fraunhofer USA

Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is a research and development organization working with industry, universities, and state and federal governments on contract research projects.

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Global Network

Fraunhofer USA is part of the global Fraunhofer Network. This network offers expertise in areas of materials and components, production, laser and surfaces, microelectronics, defense and security and life sciences.

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Technology Hubs

Fraunhofer USA operates technology hub laboratories located in the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States in close collaboration with major research universities.

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Fraunhofer USA vs. Corona

Fraunhofer USA experts are supporting the efforts of industry and society to address the immediate effects and the challenges to come.

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Transferring Research From Lab to Market

Fraunhofer USA, Inc., a legally independent US affiliate founded by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, is an R&D organization working with industry, universities, and state and federal governments on contract research projects. We are in the high-tech problem solving business; we utilize our world class scientific and engineering expertise to respond to technical problems, to design and develop prototypes, to develop and proof the manufacturing processes, to bridge the gap between basic research and market moving new developments along the technology readiness scale. These translational activities allow our customers to have a positive societal impact.


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Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Latest News


Sustainable solutions for the blue economy

At its event as part of the “European Maritime Day (EMD) in My Country” series and the “UN Decade of Ocean Science” on September 23, 2021, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will present the “Sustainable Sea and Ocean Solutions ISSS” innovation platform together with its European partner organizations. At this virtual event, experts from the worlds of science, business and politics will discuss current issues on the sustainable use of the world's oceans.
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Janis Eitner, Director of Communications, leaves Fraunhofer to be Vice President Communications, Marketing and Brand at Webasto SE

Janis Eitner, Director of Communications at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, headquartered in Munich, is leaving at his own request on December 1, 2021 and moving to the global systems partner of the mobility industry, Webasto SE, as Vice President Communications, Marketing & Brand. He succeeds Nadine Schian in this position. Eitner has worked at the headquarters of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for six years and held various management positions in Communications, most recently reporting directly to the President of Fraunhofer, Prof. Reimund Neugebauer.
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Environmentally friendly manufacture of battery electrodes

Conventional processes for manufacturing battery electrodes involve mostly toxic solvents and require a lot of space and energy. This is not the case with DRYtraec® – a new dry-coating process developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS. The technology is environmentally friendly and cost effective and can be used on a large scale, giving it the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing of battery electrodes.
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Satellites measure drought stress in plants

With a satellite system that measures drought stress in plants, two researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI, have now founded the spin-off ConstellR. Their technology enables the agricultural sector to optimize the irrigation of areas under cultivation to increase crop yields. The first sensor system will be launched into space in early 2022 and be installed on board the International Space Station (ISS).
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Fraunhofer USA Focus 2020

The Annual Fraunhofer USA Focus provides an in-depth

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research at Fraunhofer USA.

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