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Press Release / 5.3.2020

How can we shape the transformation process to a bioeconomy?

Protecting the climate and the environment, ensuring food security and more sustainability in the economy and society: many of the challenges we are currently facing could benefit greatly from a future bio-based economy. However, it remains unclear what such a bioeconomy could look like and how to shape the transition towards it. Fraunhofer ISI's recently completed project “Transformation Bio”, which was funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, addresses these issues and researches what government should do to support the transformation to a bioeconomy.

Press Release / 3.3.2020

Industrial enterprises with digital business models are more productive and innovative

What turnover potential and productivity effects do digital business models offer industrial enterprises? And how widespread are they? A new study by Fraunhofer ISI deals with these questions as part of the representative company survey “German Manufacturing Survey”. Its conclusion: Digital business models can be a decisive competitive factor for the manufacturing sector in the future – if there is clear customer orientation and a targeted use of digital technologies.

Event / 27.1.2020

Impressions from the »RISIS week« at Fraunhofer ISI

From 27 to 30 January 2020, the Fraunhofer ISI hosted the »RISIS week« with all partners to discuss and study in multiple sesssions. Get some impressions from the »RISIS week« in this video.  

The Fraunhofer ISI is one of 18 project partners of the EU project RISIS (Research Infrastructure for Science and Innovation Policy Studies).

Graphen Flagship Press Release / 9.12.2019

European industries lead new Graphene Flagship projects to shape EU’s environmental future

The Graphene Flagship, in which Fraunhofer ISI is involved with 150 partners from academia and industry, has announced the launch of eleven new »Spearhead Projects«, each developed to take graphene-enabled prototypes to commercial applications. The success of the first Spearhead Projects, launched in 2018 — which included the world's first graphene-enabled solar farm — inspired the Graphene Flagship to keep investing in these initiatives.

Press Release / 12.11.2019

Which trends will influence Europe's food sector until 2035?

What are Europeans going to eat in 2035? How can food be produced using fewer resources? And what will the food sector look like in the future? These and other questions are part of the EU Horizon 2020 project FOX. A new brochure by Fraunhofer ISI presented today at the 33rd EFFoST International Conference in Rotterdam describes the 50 most compelling food trends, from which scientists and food experts have selected the 15 most relevant ones.

Press Release / 25.9.2019

Carbon-neutral energy from power-to-X: Economic opportunity and ecological limitations for Morocco

As a very sunny and windy country, Morocco is predestined to generate electricity from renewable energy sources. By applying Power-to-X (PtX), this electricity can then be used to produce synthetic fuels in an almost carbon-neutral way. A study by Fraunhofer ISI shows: Morocco could become an exporter of carbon-neutral energy sources.


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.