At Fraunhofer USA, our engineers and scientists work together to find solutions to problems that not only benefit from but also require a multi-disciplinary approach to generate optimal results. For this reason, our research centers are continually expanding and diversifying access to core competences through multi-disciplinary collaborations across Fraunhofer USA as well as the greater Fraunhofer Network around the globe. In addition, through close and hands-on collaborations with major university partners, we strive for scientific excellence in our research work. Scientific and engineering breakthroughs are often the result of fresh perspectives and novel approaches. By translating new technologies in these competence areas Fraunhofer USA is able to provide our customers the tools they need to create societal impact.