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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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  • Fraunhofer IAO is researching the hybridization of data-driven and physics-based models as part of an EU project / 2021

    Using digital twins for predictive maintenance

    News / July 20, 2021

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    In industry, predictive maintenance strategies are becoming more important as a means of countering unexpected production breakdowns and wasting of resources. In the EU-funded project Z-BRE4K, Fraunhofer IAO has collaborated with international industrial users to research, develop and test solutions for the hybridization of data-driven and physics-based models of production systems.

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  • A survey by Fraunhofer IAO looks at what the public expects from future museum concepts and the opportunities offered by digitalization / 2021

    Will virtual museum visits survive the pandemic?

    Press release / June 29, 2021

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    In a survey of around 1000 participants, conducted for the Future Museum innovation network, Fraunhofer IAO has been investigating wishes and expectations regarding the use of digital technology in museums and science centers now and in the future. These results were presented at a hybrid meeting of the Future Museum network, held at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. In one key finding, the survey reveals a hesitancy with regard to digital technology on the part of some respondents.

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  • International Morgenstadt Initiative runs dedicated city labs to develop sustainability profiles / 2021

    Global approach, local solutions: making cities more resilient

    Press release / June 02, 2021

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    It takes international cooperation to tackle a global challenge like climate change. Yet local solutions, adapted to the specific conditions in individual cities, are also required. In response to this need, the Morgenstadt Initiative is using so-called city labs to draw up a sustainability profile and action-based road map for pilot cities such as Kochi, Saltillo and Piura.

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  • A new survey on working from home by Fraunhofer IAO investigates how, one year into the pandemic, the work situation and job demands have changed / 2021

    The future workplace – a survey of offices workers currently working from home

    News / May 25, 2021

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    In a nationwide survey, Fraunhofer IAO is examining the impact of remote working on the working conditions of German employees since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago. The results of this survey, which considers both individual and structural aspects, provides the foundation for a study that will offer conclusions on a variety of factors and trends impacting future working practices.

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  • Fraunhofer IAO supports Audi in digital factory transformation / 2021

    AI25 – the digitalization of automotive manufacturing

    Press release / April 30, 2021

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    The Automotive Initiative 2025 (AI25) is a joint project launched by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO together with AUDI AG and the Technical University of Munich. Its purpose is to establish a world-leading network of excellence for the digital transformation of automotive manufacturing. This network is to be located in the Heilbronn region in Germany, with the required IT solutions provided by technology partners AWS, SAP, Capgemini and XL2.

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  • AI Innovation Center publishes study series on practical applications of learning systems / 2021

    Capitalizing on the business opportunities offered by Artificial Intelligence

    Press release / April 01, 2021

    The Fraunhofer AI Innovation Center has published a series of ten studies which illustrate the potential benefits of AI (Artificial Intelligence) applications in a range of areas linked to industrial manufacturing and services. As part of the Cyber Valley research consortium, the inter-disciplinary research teams at Fraunhofer IPA and Fraunhofer IAO help businesses to advance AI-based applications and their commercialization.

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