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Press Release / 21.7.2020

Industrial excess heat for district heating

Excess heat from energy-intensive industries is often suitable for use in district heating systems but is usually unutilized. A detailed overview of the potentials available in the EU is now provided by a database of the sEEnergies project. The information is available as maps and downloadable datasets.


Blog / 20.7.2020

Improve alignment of research and societal values in the EU

Recent research shows that while the EU promotes social and ethical values in research and innovation, such values are not well integrated in research policy or practice. What can be done to improve the alignement of research and societal values in Europe?

Press Release / 8.7.2020

Technology sovereignty for Germany and Europe. From demand to concept

It is not only since the corona crisis that it has become clear how important technological competitiveness and independence are for Europe. The debate surrounding the introduction of the 5G standard is another example that shows a discussion is needed about how independent Germany and Europe can and must be with regard to essential technologies. In a position paper, Fraunhofer ISI presents a differentiated analytical approach to determining the criticality of technologies and the degree of technology sovereignty at national and international level.  

Event / 16.7.2020

Consumer stock ownership plans – Implications of (co-)ownership for RE Clusters, Energy Efficiency and Inclusion

On July 16, 2020 Prof. Dr. iur. Jens Lowitzsch will be a virtual guest at Fraunhofer ISI. The lecture “Consumer stock ownership plans – Implications of (co-)ownership for RE Clusters, Energy Efficiency and Inclusion“ will start at 15:00.

Press Release / 24.6.2020

Batteries for electric cars: Fact check and answers to the most important questions

How well do electric cars perform environmentally? How will their range, economic efficiency and charging infrastructure develop in the long term? Will electric mobility mean job losses? These and many other questions to do with the battery value chain are addressed by the Fraunhofer ISI in a Policy Brief, which was presented at the Battery Forum Germany in Berlin. Main message: there is nothing to stop the widespread market diffusion of electric cars between 2020 and 2030+, although numerous challenges still have to be addressed.


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.