Research work at the Wuppertal Institute interlinks aspects of climate, environment and resources. It combines ecological questions with issues related to economic and societal change. Our research work is based on a wide range of knowledge and experience in the field of natural, social and cultural sciences; engineering and economics. Based on a transdisciplinary approach our science actively integrates actors of change. Research methodology at the Wuppertal Institute follows the tran-sition concept.
Contact person: Dr. Justus von Geibler
The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term develop-ments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.
Contact person: Lorenz Erdmann
The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS) is, through continued growth and innovative research and development, one of the leading in-stitutes in Germany for applied research and development in microelectronics and CMOS technology for the past 30 years. The institute is a world-wide recognized partner to the industry, due to its broad know-how, its access to technologies and valuable development services. The Fraunhofer IMS offers a wide range of service of silicon based devices and systems as well as smart sensors, integrated circuits and discrete electronic systems.
It also offers the pilot fabrication of devices on a professionally managed CMOS and post-processing line in small and medium quantities. Products and services of the Fraunhofer IMS are deployed in a broad variety of application fields, always charac-terized by being efficient and close to the market.
Contact person: Jörg Krein
We are investigating into innovative ICTs, especially in the practice fields of cooper-ative work, community support, entertainment, ageing societies, and sustainability.
In doing so, we contribute to the research fields of Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Ubiquitous Computing. The investiga-tions into innovative ICTs in specific domains are related to each other via cross-cutting issues. A central focus lies therefore in the research of new participative de-sign methods for a user-centered product development in Living Labs.
Contact person: Johanna Meurer
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), with sites in Kaisers-lautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen (with an associated branch in Osnabrück) and a pro-ject office in Berlin, is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. In the international scientific community, DFKI ranks among the most recognized "Centers of Excellence" and currently is the biggest research center worldwide in the area of Artificial Intelligence and its application in terms of number of employees and the volume of external funds.
Contact person: Dr. Gerrit Kahl