A new issue appeared to the world at the beginning of 2020. It has since taken center stage in the public discourse and in the personal experience of individuals. The novel virus that the World Health Organization calls “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” has upended every aspect of public life. The WHO declared the outbreak of this virus to be “a public health emergency of international concern.” The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on day-to-day life, on people’s health, on businesses, on the domestic economy and on global trade. The current situation and the dynamic developments throughout the United States and across the world are posing major challenges for people and companies. Working at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, Fraunhofer USA experts are supporting the efforts of industry and society to cope with the immediate effects and the consequences to come. We fight to not only return to normal but to be stronger than we were before.
Teams of Fraunhofer USA researchers, together with our customers and partners, have begun a number of research projects aimed at the three areas needed to help address this pandemic as well as safeguard us in the future:
These topics address the acute containment of the pandemic. They are designed to have the fastest response to issues with the most immediate need.
These topics address the restart of the economy and business operations especially for small and medium sized enterprises. Technologies in this area will address IT, digitization, communication, and supply chains.
Together with our University and Industrial partners we want to work to prevent future crisis events such as we’ve seen with COVID-19. This work will help align medical research with the new operational strategies of our customers.
Helping the World Fight Back#
We believe that in order to fully address the problems presented by COVID-19 and to prevent similar crises in the future we must collaborate with the best minds around the world. Fraunhofer USA will be partnering with Institutes from the Fraunhofer Network from around the globe. The expertise and capabilities of the Fraunhofer Network are unrivaled. Together we will help the world fight back. If you would like to learn more about how Fraunhofer USA can help your company recover from COVID-19 please contact us. We are excited to help our customers find technology solutions in the areas of:
• Manufacturing Automation
• Data Science
• Artificial Intelligence
• Software Engineering
• Industry 4.0
• Surface Engineering
• Molecular Biotechnology
• Advanced Materials Science