Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI
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The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments 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.
According to the survey "Modernization of Production" of the Fraunhofer ISI the firms of the manufacturing industry could by their own assessment save on average 14 per cent of their energy demand and 6 per cent of their material consumption in production if they made optimum use of all technological possibilities. When exploiting these efficiency potentials and anchoring energy and resource efficiency in the long term technological solutions and management instruments play an important role.
To improve the understanding of Responsible Research and Innovation and promote its diffusion, four EU-funded projects were launched in 2013: GREAT, Res-AGorA, ProGReSS and Responsibility. Their results were presented by the researchers involved at the joint final conference held in Brussels. The “Responsibility Navigator” is one of the presented publications from the Res-AGorA project.
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Buildings and Nuclear Safety and the Federation of German Industries awarded the German Innovation Prize for Climate and the Environment. Six outstanding environmental innovations by German companies and research institutions were rewarded. The basis for the jury decision was the scientific assessment of the submitted applications by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.
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