• A special show by the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance at BAU 2019 / 2018

    Living spaces of the future: digital - sustainable - smart

    PRESS RELEASE / 25.10.2018

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    Digitization, climate change, scarcity of resources and housing shortages - these trends call for society, business and research alike to change their ways. The construction industry also has to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the constantly growing demands placed on buildings. It is becoming increasingly important to think in cross-industry terms and act via networks. The member institutes of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance are working continuously on interdisciplinary solutions and systems to actively shape the "living spaces of the future". With its special show at BAU 2019, Hall C2, Booth 528, the Fraunhofer alliance will be presenting innovative products and system solutions from its construction research.

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  • The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Freiburg Academy of Continuing Education (FRAUW) at the University of Freiburg is offering a joint master’s degree program for continuing education and three certificate programs in the areas of public safety, energy and sustainability. This cooperation between the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the University of Freiburg has now been solidified and permanently strengthened through a master agreement. The partners are able to pursue their joint goal of supporting continuing education and developing new skill sets through this initiative. The agreement will be signed on July 31, 2018. Along with FRAUW and the Fraunofer Academy, other partners include the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI.

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  • Through the use of additive manufacturing techniques – better known as 3D printing – completely new design possibilities arise in the development of sat-ellite components. Within the development of the nanosatellite ERNST, scien-tists at Fraunhofer EMI have designed and manufactured an optical bench by using a 3D printing process for metals. The optical bench serves as a mounting for different components such as an infrared camera and lens-systems. The de-sign of the optical bench was created by using intelligent optimization algo-rithms. By specifying the loading scenarios, the algorithm is able to calculate an opti-mized bionic-looking structure.

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