Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI


Our Institute / 15.5.2024

Fraunhofer ISI is now also represented in Berlin

Fraunhofer ISI opened a new representative office in Berlin on May 15, 2024.  Several offices and a conference room for meetings and events are now available to Fraunhofer ISI staff on the premises of Fraunhofer HHI in Salzufer 6.

Fraunhofer ISI conducts research on behalf of business, politics and science and develops recommendations for action for important decisions. The new presence in Berlin means that researchers are closer to and can engage in more intensive interaction with many political clients.


Battery Update / 14.5.2024

Solid-state batteries for electric vehicles: Still in R&D or on the verge of commercialization?

Have solid-state batteries already reached the necessary technological maturity for introduction in the automotive market?

Press Release / 23.4.2024

Freedom of information: to what extent are public archives accessible?

In 2000, the Council of Europe issued a Recommendation aimed at improving access to archives in the member states. Together with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA Archivum) in Budapest, Fraunhofer ISI evaluated how these recommendations have been implemented and how accessible the archives are more than 20 years on. The researchers also investigated the technological, legal and political challenges facing freedom of information.

Press Release / 19.4.2024

Restructuring at Fraunhofer location in Leipzig: Fraunhofer ISI to integrate departments from Fraunhofer IMW

In an effort to further develop the portfolio of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in both subject-specific and commercial terms, particularly with an eye to innovation research, the executive board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has adopted a package of measures relating to the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW. As a result, parts of Fraunhofer IMW, which will then no longer have independent status, will be integrated into the Fraunhofer ISI. This means the Leipzig location will continue to operate from a stronger long-term position.

Press Release / 19.3.2024

How can we live according to our inner clocks in the future?

In the project CIRCADIA, Fraunhofer ISI together with FOM University of Applied Sciences, investigated how technologies and a de-structured daily routine could affect the circadian rhythms, i.e. the inner human clocks. Recommendations of the study include abolishing the clock change to “Daylight saving time”, adjusting school hours for teenagers and appreciating daylight.

Press Release / 7.3.2024

Electric trucks: What has to be considered for the nationwide expansion of fast-charging locations?

In the “HoLa” project, eight high-performance charging points for trucks using the Megawatt Charging System (MCS) are being installed along the A2 between Berlin and the Ruhr region.

Recommendations for action have been derived from the research results available to date that contain important findings for a nationwide expansion of charging infrastructure. All the results were presented at the European “HoLa conference” in Berlin and are documented in a report.

Press Release / 6.3.2024

How consumers can be better informed when shopping online

A consortium of research and industry partners has been looking for solutions in the ZuSiNa project ("Besserer Zugang und Sichtbarkeit von Nachhaltigkeitsinformationen im Online-Handel", Better access and visibility of sustainability information in online retail). In an online guide, Fraunhofer ISI, Fraunhofer IAO, ConPolicy and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) present their results and provide technical and AI-based solutions.

Blog article / 22.2.2024

“Generative AI has not surprised us.”

Research planning depends on knowledge about the future. Here, there are various foresight methods, which are becoming better all the time, as they are based on large quantities of data and use AI tools. Foresight based on AI is anything but trivial: Dr. Philine Warnke is a foresight expert at Fraunhofer ISI and has shared the secret of technical foresight, which allows her to recognize trends, before others recognize them. However, results at the push of a button do not exist.


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.