Press Releases 2018

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  • How and where will we live, what will we eat in the future in an economy no longer based on fossil resources? Experts from industry and research discussed this with young people at the second BioKompass future dialog on 18 September in Senckenberg Natural History Museum in Frankfurt. The results were captured as BioKompass future visions that describe possible variants of daily life in a bioeconomy in 2040.

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has projected the nationwide electricity consumption in Germany for the years 2019 to 2023 within the scope of the EEG medium-term forecast, and analyzed the EEG surcharge payments. Working together with the House of Energy Markets and Finance at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Fraunhofer ISI identified a moderate rise in electricity self-sufficiency, among other things. The study on behalf of the German Transmission Network Operators is a key reference for the development of distributed electricity self-sufficiency in Germany.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Professor Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl, director of the Fraunhofer ISI and Chair for Innovation and Technology Management iTM at KIT, represented these institutes in Vienna as a member of the podium group discussing “Knowledge and technology transfer from ideas to markets” as part of the dialogue on university policy.

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