Resilient Value Creation Systems

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Innovation Program

Resilient Value Creation Systems


Leading project »SWAP«

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's leading project is intended to create the basis for manufacturing environments that collaborate in swarms.


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Here you will find a brief descriptions of all member institutes, services offered by the association and contact information.



Change of Institute Director

Fraunhofer IWU has appointed Professor Dr.-Ing. Martin Dix as the new head of the institute. Since October 1, 2020, he has headed the scientific division "Machine Tools, Production Systems and Cutting Technology". In terms of content, Dix intends to focus on shaping production processes, in particular metalworking and the associated equipment and tools.


Science prize awarded virtually

For the 11th time, the UMSICHT Science Award honors people who promote the dialog between science and society and communicate complex issues in a comprehensible way. Dr. Pattarachai Srimuk convinced the expert jury with his work on the topic of water treatment. Adrian Lobe received the award for his article on the environmental impact of digital services. 



Fraunhofer IPA presents disinfection robot »DeKonBot«

In order to contain the spread of the corona virus, the Stuttgart Research Institute developed the prototype of a mobile cleaning and disinfection robot in a short time. It travels independently to potentially contaminated objects such as door handles, disinfects them thoroughly and is resource-saving and time-efficient.


Outstanding scientific conference contribution

At the 28th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'20), Jörg Holtmann, software engineering expert at Fraunhofer IEM, was awarded for his publication "Cutting through the Jungle: Disambiguating Model-based Traceability Terminology".

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