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Blog / 27.7.2021

A fast-charging infrastructure for electric trucks in Europe

Within Europe, heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector and therefore play a central role in achieving the climate targets set by the EU. The limited range of electric trucks requires a European public fast-charging network to enable the widespread deployment of battery solutions. To investigate the existing electrification potential, we modelled the European road freight flows based on the ETISplus dataset.

Event / 30.9.2021

Wasser in der Morgenstadt | Water in the City of the Future

The Morgenstadt Network invites on September 30 and October 1, 2021 to the bilingual digital conference “Wasser in der Morgenstadt | Water in the City of the Future”. The Fraunhofer Institutes ISI, IAO and IGB present good and best practices with an international orientation and identify opportunities for cooperation.

Memberships / 1.7.2021

Energy research in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

On July 1, Fraunhofer ISI joined the new Fraunhofer Group for Energy Technologies and Climate Protection as a guest institute. This Group develops technologies and innovations for the generation, distribution and storage as well as efficient use of renewable energies in its member institutes. Fraunhofer ISI's main role will be to contribute aspects of innovation and acceptance research and to enhance the competence of the alliance in systems analysis. It is also a member of several research units of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft that deal with energy issues.  

Publications / 18.6.2021

Innovation policy studies

With a view to the presentation of the Reinhard Mohn Prize 2020, Fraunhofer ISI supports the Bertelsmann Stiftung in the professional and scientific preparation of the award ceremony.

The project is based on the hypothesis that the productive combination of the two paradigms, “fostering innovative capacities and technological competitiveness” and “solving social problems through innovation”, can generate positive effects and open up new potentials. It identifies and analyzes political initiatives and approaches that explicitly strive for this integration and are capable of effectively combining them.

After two years of intensive research, five results papers have now been published.


IST 2021 will be hosted by Fraunhofer ISI

We are happy to announce that the next IST conference will take place in Karlsruhe and be hosted by Fraunhofer ISI. In this video, our Executive Director Jakob Edler explains what awaits you 2021 in Karlsruhe.


The scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI annually publish more than 200 publications including research reports, books, working papers and scientific articles which together cover the broad spectrum of ISI's research. Every month, the latest Fraunhofer ISI specialist publications will be updated in an institute-wide list.