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Press Release / 10.7.2019

Recommendations for the EU: 100 innovations that could radically change value chains

Fraunhofer ISI coordinated an international futures research team, which explored technical and social innovations that could radically change value chains in the coming years. The Radical Innovation Breakthrough Inquirer (RIBRI) report identified 100 potential innovation breakthroughs in fields such as Artificial Intelligence, robotics or biomedicine, and indicates how the EU can prepare for them.  

Press Release / 10.7.2019

Only the right design turns car bans into effective policy instruments

Car bans for conventional drive trains are one possible measure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve sustainability goals. The Fraunhofer ISI and the Simon Fraser University (Canada) have developed recommendations on how car bans could be implemented in a meaningful way.


Annual Report 2018

This report provides you with an overview of our diverse activities over the past year. You can learn more about the projects in our six Competence Centers and what our employees have been up to. We hope you enjoy reading it and look forward to hearing from you!

Press Release / 24.4.2019

New EurObserv’ER report: The sales of renewable energy heating technologies are gaining momentum in some European countries

The 18th report on “The State of Renewable Energies in Europe” highlights the dynamic growth of renewable energies in the heating sector – especially heat pumps. The 2018 edition also reveals an increase in the total share of renewable energies from 17% in 2016 to 17.5% in 2017.

Press Release / 11.4.2019

Development of a long term European energy transition scenario

The Association négaWatt (Paris) has gathered partners to work on the development of a long term European energy transition scenario. The Fraunhofer ISI will support this network by providing expert consultation to partnering organization on their own energy demand models, focusing on the implementation of sufficiency considerations therein.

Press Release / 8.4.2019

China‘s innovation system must become more open – this also applies to Germany in part

The 2018 openness indicator, which was compiled by Fraunhofer ISI together with the ZEW as part of the 2018 Innovation Indicator, assesses the openness of 35 national economies. China is only ranked 35th; Germany ends up in 21st place. China’s lack of openness is also a key topic at the EU-China Summit on 9 April.


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.