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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 / Aug 24, 2017

Better practice for disaster situations

Accidents, terror attacks and catastrophic events present big challenges for civil defense disaster relief forces. In a new publication, Fraunhofer IAO, the German Red Cross and the Bavarian Red Cross unveil concepts for full-scale drills responding to a mass-casualty incident.


IAO-News / Aug 15, 2017

Smarter robot vacuum cleaners for automated office cleaning

Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely! Fraunhofer IAO is currently developing an intelligent cleaning concept for smart offices. A robot vacuum cleaner automatically takes care of upcoming cleaning jobs that have been scheduled in Outlook.


IAO-News / Jul 18, 2017

From parking garage to smart multi-purpose garage

What is the key to effectively managing urban parking garages? In a collaborative project dubbed Park_up, Fraunhofer IAO is working with partners to develop long-term solutions. As part of the project, the partners are exploring digital utilization concepts aimed at improving urban traffic and logistics flows as a way to relieve strain on people and the environment.


IAO-News / Jul 12, 2017

The technology with a feel for feelings

In the EMOIO project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), scientists from Fraunhofer IAO are developing an emotionally responsive, neuro-adaptive brain-computer interface. The first live demonstration took place at the BMBF future congress “Bringing technology to people,” held in Bonn June 26-27.


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