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  • Fraunhofer IAO and Maekyung Media Group form a strategic partnership to promote urban innovation for climate-neutral cities in South Korea / 2024

    Fraunhofer Morgenstadt initiative goes to South Korea

    News / June 24, 2024

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    As part of the Morgenstadt (City of the Future) initiative, Fraunhofer IAO is forming a strategic partnership with Maekyung Media Group from Seoul, South Korea. The aim of this collaboration is to work together to develop and implement climate innovation projects in Korean cities and regions, with a particular focus on plans for “Morgenstadt City Labs”.

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  • “ACCSESS” project plans manual for the implementation of carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) / 2024

    Urban sustainability through carbon usage and storage

    News / June 14, 2024

    CO2 weißer Nebel, Konzept zur Darstellung des Problems der Kohlenstoffdioxidemissionen, der globalen Erwärmung und der nachhaltigen Entwicklung.
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    The EU Horizon 2020 Innovation Action project “ACCSESS” highlights the urgency of climate change and offers science-based solutions to mitigate its effects. The aim of the Fraunhofer IAO project is to promote urban sustainability and to support cities in the implementation and social integration of carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technologies.

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  • Implementation of nature-based solutions combined with social innovations, AI technologies and digital twins / 2024

    URBREATH EU Horizon project underway

    News / April 08, 2024

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    The URBREATH research project, which is funded by the European Union, got underway at the start of the year. Its aim is to implement nature-based solutions (NBS) in urban areas in order to improve the resilience of cities and boost the quality of life in these environments. Fraunhofer IAO is one of the project partners and is responsible for scaling and replicating innovative solutions and methods within the project.

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  • Fraunhofer at the Hannover Messe 2024 / 2024

    AI in workplace settings: a hands-on experience

    Press release / April 02, 2024

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    Allaying anxieties, emphasizing potential — with their KI-Studios (AI Studios), experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO are bringing workplace artificial intelligence to life. Their KI-Infomobil (AI Infomobile) will be appearing at the Hannover Messe from April 22 to 26. Guests are welcome to visit Fraunhofer at Booth B24 in Hall 2 to learn how AI technologies work, where they can be used, and how they can make people’s work easier.

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  • Fraunhofer IAO shows possible applications of artificial intelligence in everyday working life / 2024

    Opening of AI Studios Stuttgart: Hands-on workshop experiences

    Press release / February 01, 2024

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    KI-Studios (AI Studios) aims to empower employees and their interest groups from all sectors to help shape company applications of artificial intelligence. The prerequisite for this is that employees have a concrete understanding of the possibilities, areas of application, and limitations of AI. They must be aware of the positive potential of AI for their workplace, but also its risks and challenges.

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  • Research team tests visually assisted in-car-breathing exercises to increase performance and well-being / 2024

    The car as an immersive powerhouse

    News / January 17, 2024

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    How can light pulses in the vehicle interior improve the performance and well-being of the passengers? Scientists at the Fraunhofer IAO are researching answers to this question at the Mass Personalization High-Performance Center in the »Mobility and Living Spaces« department. As part of an international research collaboration, an initial vehicle prototype was prepared in San Diego and tested with various users.

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  • Fraunhofer IAO and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation have published study on innovative solutions for the future of urban mobility / 2023

    The future of urban mobility in emerging economies

    Press release / December 05, 2023

    Urbanization presents major challenges not only for industrialized nations, but also for emerging countries, particularly when it comes to their future transport infrastructure. The “Emerging Urban Mobility” study carried out by Fraunhofer IAO looks at the demand for mobility and current challenges experienced in emerging economies, and also identifies solutions for the future of urban mobility. It provides an incentive for an increased international transfer of knowledge in the fields of transport and mobility planning in the future, which should be less influenced by the dominant perspective of industrialized countries in the West.

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  • International expert panel presents position paper with recommendations for using AI in the world of work / 2023

    AI Factor X: How AI Can Change Our World of Work

    Press release / November 09, 2023

    As part of a working meeting of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), experts from science and politics have drawn up ten recommendations for action on shaping artificial intelligence (AI) in the future of work. Fraunhofer IAO is involved with Dr. Matthias Peissner as head of the “Future of Work” working group.

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  • Fraunhofer IAO and TWT GmbH are researching hybrid working in autonomous passenger cars / 2023

    Putting the »mobile« in mobile working with automated vehicles

    News / November 09, 2023

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    Long distances, congestion and even traffic jams — the commute to work is not just a source of stress for many but dead time. Or is it? Not necessarily. Innovations in mobility are opening up new work design opportunities that are set to boost efficiency. But what changes need to be made to automated vehicles to achieve this? Fraunhofer IAO is working together with TWT on a study investigating just that.

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  • Fraunhofer IAO study illustrates application cases and the potential of the NFT technology for the hotel sector / 2023

    Potential of non-fungible tokens for the hospitality industry

    Press release / September 07, 2023

    What opportunities arise from the NFT hype for the hotel and tourism sector? It allows previously intangible goods to be assigned a value and become tradable. The new “FutureHotel Innovation Network” study of Fraunhofer IAO explains the technology, how and where it is already used, and presents relevant fields of application.

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