Homo Digitalis

Homo Digitalis

What impact will future technologies such as artificial intelligence, chips in the brain and virtual lovers have on our lives? Web series and test on the future impact of digitalization launched.

Smart Society Academy

Smart Society Academy – Course on Urban Space

Six-month course in smart cities for professionals from industry and administration

innovation research

Fraunhofer creates new group for innovation research

Pooling competencies: Fraunhofer cementing its position as a leading player in the German innovation arena

People and mobility

People and mobility

Innovative concepts for the mobility of the future




IAO-News / Nov 22, 2017

Corporate coworking as a driver of innovation

How do companies utilize coworking? Which types of corporate coworking offer the best opportunities for companies? Does corporate coworking truly drive innovation? Fraunhofer IAO has published “Coworking - Driver of Innovation for Companies,” a study that identifies nine coworking models and evaluates the opportunities and risks posed by each model.


IAO-News / Nov 6, 2017

Launch of the world’s first online platform for digital accessibility

The world’s first online platform for digital accessibility has been launched. As part of the EU’s “Prosperity4All” project, DeveloperSpace is where interested parties, developers, companies, and the scientific community come together. The aim is to develop simple, cost-effective and efficient solutions for assistive technologies.


IAO-News / Nov 2, 2017

Equality in action

Fraunhofer IAO and its partner Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management IAT at the University of Stuttgart have been awarded the TOTAL E-QUALITY equal opportunity accolade for the sixth time. The honor was bestowed at a ceremony in Gelsenkirchen on October 27, 2017, and accepted by equal opportunities representative Jasmin Link.


IAO-News / Oct 25, 2017

Building Projects: How virtual reality can defuse conflicts with citizens

Fun, effective and easy to understand: new digital visualization technologies offer an excellent opportunity to improve communication with citizens on large building projects. Titled “Visualizing Building Projects,” the practical guidelines give planners, architects and public agencies advice on how to use virtual reality and similar innovations. The guidelines were developed jointly by Fraunhofer IAO and the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart as part of the VisB+ research project.


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