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Press Release / 1.10.2018

Prof. Jakob Edler joins the management team of the Fraunhofer ISI

The Fraunhofer ISI is expanding its management team with the appointment of Prof. Jakob Edler. As a professor of innovation policy and strategy he has in recent years led the prestigious Manchester Institute of Innovation Research. Prof. Edler will join Prof. Marion Weissenberger-Eibl and Prof. Mario Ragwitz on the Fraunhofer ISI management team, contributing his expertise in the governance and policy of international research and innovation initiatives.

Press Release / 19.9.2018

Project “HotMaps“

A new heating and cooling dataset available for the EU-28. The data has been compiled by a group of experts from the Italian EURAC, the Energy Economics Group of TU Wien and the German Fraunhofer ISI in the framework of “HotMaps“, a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It will fill current gaps in H&C data for the residential, service, industry and transport sectors.

Press Release / 3.9.2018

Results of the project “Criticality of Rare Earths“

Solutions for optimised use of rare earths: In the Fraunhofer flagship project “Criticality of Rare earths“ eight Fraunhofer Institutes bundled their expertise to enable a more efficient use of these raw materials. Fraunhofer ISI was in charge of sub-project 5 “Material flows, markets and the environment“.

News / 24.8.2018

RRI article in the Science magazine

The latest article in Science magazine, written among others from researchers of Fraunhofer ISI, deals with Europe's plans and support for responsible science in the context of the Horizon Europe research program. Scientists from Aarhus University, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), the Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, Technopolis Group Belgium, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University and the University College London are also involved. 

Press Release / 16.7.2018

New players, standardization and digitalization for more rail freight transport

Transporting more freight by rail is a critical factor in protecting the climate, but the volume of freight transported by rail is actually declining in the majority of EU countries. Fraunhofer ISI examined the political and economic changes needed to shift more freight onto rails.

Press Release / 11.7.2018

New perspectives for the EU’s future research and innovation policy

BOHEMIA is an important strategic future study that contributes long-term perspectives to “Horizon Europe”, the EU’s future framework program. In 19 targeted scenarios, the project’s final report shows which research topics should appear on the agenda in future in order to meet the challenges of the next 20 years.


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.