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Press Release / 19.7.2021

What innovation potential does digitization offer?

In a new policy brief, Fraunhofer ISI takes stock of digitization‘s potential from an innovation perspective. It presents selected findings about digitization that have been gathered in numerous research projects at Fraunhofer ISI. The policy brief also addresses the question of what politics, industry and society can do to realize sustainable innovations with the help of digital technologies.

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.

Press Release / 1.7.2021

How can hydrogen be produced from sewage sludge?

At Fraunhofer ISI and Bingen University of Applied Sciences, two scientists have assessed the BHYO process, developed as a pilot plant, from a process engineering viewpoint and in terms of its prospects for energy system integration. The process can produce up to 100 kilograms of hydrogen from one metric ton of biomass waste – whether from landscape maintenance, the contents of organic waste bins, or even municipal sewage sludge.



IST 2021

The 12th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST) is hosted by Fraunhofer ISI from October 5 to 8, 2021.

The online conference format means participation and interaction will be available online from around the world.

In the videos, our Executive Director Jakob Edler and other colleagues explain what awaits you.


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.