Selected research topics

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

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Research conducted at Fraunhofer ISI covers a wide range of topics and affects many societal, economic or political areas.

Currently the focus is also on the topics listed in the following. On the following pages you will find detailed descriptions, selected projects as well as publications about these selected research areas.

Information about all other research topics and projects of Fraunhofer ISI can be found on the pages of the respective Competence Center or Business Unit.

Information and data security

Research in the area of information and data security deals primarily with the security of critical infrastructures such as networked IT worlds. The impacts of new technologies as well as surveillance and security technologies on privacy and data protection are investigated and privacy impact assessments are made. ...more

Materials and raw materials

The topic material and raw material has been an important research area at Fraunhofer ISI for years. The motivation for the research is multifaceted: As well as recurring turbulences on the raw materials market, the energy transition and the energy technologies required, an increasing change in values towards more sustainability while maintaining the competivity of the German economy must be named. ...more

Nano technology

The portfolio in the area of nano technology includes comparative analyses of nano technological innovation systems, creating future scenarios to forecast future nano technological developments, analyzing innovation drivers and barriers for the market diffusion of nano technological innovations, potential assessments and impact analyses of technological developments, researching societal acceptance of new technologies, assessing sustainability and supporting technology transfer. ...more