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  • Fraunhofer IAO is part of the “Global COVID Certificate Network (GCCN)” formed by Linux Foundation Public Health (LFPH) / 2022

    A secure network for global COVID certificates

    News / May 16, 2022

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    Whether as proof of vaccination, test or recovery, many different types of COVID certificate have been issued around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. These rely on different centralized verification systems, both small and large, and are based on different technical standards and guidelines. The GCCN Trust Registry Network aims to ensure the reliable interoperability of these ecosystems on a global scale. The solution could also serve as a blueprint for other certificates.

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  • Fraunhofer IAO and partners are launching a project for data protection in the field of digital self-tracking / 2022

    A smart, secure approach to health data

    News / April 04, 2022

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    As more and more people start to use smart health trackers for personal and medical purposes, there is a growing need for transparency in order to protect this highly sensitive health data. In the TESTER project, Fraunhofer IAO is working with the IAT at the University of Stuttgart as well as the University of Kassel and Actimi GmbH to investigate new user-centered solutions for self-tracking software.

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  • Univ.-Prof. Katharina Hölzle, MBA, will take up her role as both member of the steering committee of Fraunhofer IAO as well as director of the Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management on April 1, 2022 / 2022

    New director appointed

    Press release / April 01, 2022

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    Effective April 1, 2022, Univ.-Prof. Katharina Hölzle, MBA, will join the steering committee of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and assume the position of director of the cooperating Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management IAT at the University of Stuttgart. She will succeed Prof. Dieter Spath who retired in October 2021.

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  • Consortium creates concept for a multi-user platform for operating shared e-scooter fleets / 2022

    Data-driven services for shared e-scooters in urban spaces

    Press release / March 10, 2022

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    How can e-scooters become an accepted option for inner city transportation? Fraunhofer IAO is working with industry experts to tackle this and other questions as part of the “ScooP” project. Data-driven services could therefore play a key role in improving the overall situation for the future.

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  • AI Innovation Center offers easily accessible services with "AI Explorer" and "Quick Checks" / 2022

    Application deadline March 31: Expert advice on getting started in AI and robotics

    News / March 09, 2022

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    Until the end of this month, companies of any size and industry based in Baden-Württemberg can apply for funded project formats on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. The opportunity is offered by the AI Innovation Center »Learning Systems and Cognitive Robotics« of the Fraunhofer Institutes IPA and IAO and is also aimed at AI beginners.

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  • Study conducted by Fraunhofer IAO and GCB presents possible future scenarios for business events / 2022

    Harnessing business events of the future as opportunities

    Press release / March 04, 2022

    What will events look like in the future? In its study, the “Future Meeting Space” innovation network highlights three scenarios for the changing and multi-faceted ecosystem of business events and derives concrete recommendations for action for the events industry. The results provide both an incentive to explore motivations and characteristics for business mobility.

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  • Success in hybrid format: The 31st RESER Conference was held at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO / 2021

    International service research event in Heilbronn

    Press release / November 02, 2021

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    On October 14 and 15, the 31st RESER Conference was held at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO in Heilbronn. This year's conference specifically focused more on the connection of science and practice. In light of this, a Creathon with questions from the automotive industry was held prior to the conference.

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  • A consortium including the Fraunhofer IAO is examining the use of blockchain technology in the ecosystem of electromobility / 2021

    Charging easily and transparently with blockchain

    Press release / October 26, 2021

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    Electromobility plays an essential role in driving forward the energy and mobility revolutions. However, in order to achieve the market growth we want, a charging infrastructure with the necessary size and power is required to completely support electromobility. As part of the joint project “BANULA”, the Fraunhofer IAO is carrying out research with a total of nine different partners into how charging can be made simple, transparent and accessible by using blockchain technology.

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  • Fraunhofer IAO facilitates virtual visits to the BW-Haus at Expo 2020 through digital twinning / 2021

    Innovations from Baden-Württemberg, experienced around the world

    Press release / October 12, 2021

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    With the BW-Haus at the Expo site in Dubai, Baden-Württemberg is putting itself forward to an international audience as a place for innovation, industry, research, tourism and culture. Fraunhofer IAO has developed a digital twin of the building, giving people all over the world the opportunity for an interactive visit. This means that innovations from the German federal state can be experienced at any time, from anywhere.

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  • Fraunhofer Institutes will showcase groundbreaking concepts for the future of mobility / 2021

    Fraunhofer at the IAA Open Space and the Mobility Summit

    Press release / August 24, 2021

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    How can we shape mobility in an eco-friendly way? How are new mobility con-cepts changing our cities? How will we get from A to B in the future? At two Munich sites at the IAA 2021 from September 7 to 12, 2021, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s institutes will be showcasing their expertise and putting forward their concepts and solutions for tomorrow’s mobility. Fraunhofer IAO is involved with the topics of sustainable concepts for the future of mobility and the interior design of autonomous vehicles.

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