Germany's Digital Council holds first meeting with Chancellor Merkel

Date of Release: Aug. 24, 2018

The German Digital Council appointed to help the country accelerate its digitization efforts have convened for the first time.  Peter Parycek, head of Competence Center Public IT at the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, is one of ten members. 


NI partners with Huawei, others on new testbed to advance the IIoT

Date of Release: Apr. 27, 2018

At HANNOVER MESSE 2018, more than 20 international organizations and industry vendors jointly announced the "Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) + OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA)" smart manufacturing testbed covering six major industrial Internet scenarios. The stakeholders engaged in the testbed include the Alliance of Industrial Internet (AII), Avnu Alliance, Edge Computing Consortium (ECC), Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei, Schneider Electric, HollySys, National Instruments Corporation (NI), B&R Automation, TTTech, and Spirent Communications.


Edge Computing: Innovation Bridges the “Last Mile” for Industrial Internet

Date of Release: Apr. 25, 2018

At the world’s largest industrial fair HANNOVER MESSE 2018, Fraunhofer FOKUS together with more than 20 international organizations and industry vendors jointly announced the “Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) + OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA)” smart manufacturing testbed covering six major industrial Internet scenarios.

Source: Telecom Drive

Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei and partners present TSN applications at Hannover Trade Fair

Date of Release: Apr. 24, 2018

Fraunhofer FOKUS along with Huawei and 18 additional partners presented their testing environment Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) + OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) at the Hannover Trade Fair.


Visions for 5G future

Date of Release: Mar. 04, 2018

At the Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Huawei shared its visions for the development of 5G. Together with Huawei and other partners, Fraunhofer FOKUS announced the inauguration of the “5G Slicing Association” at the MWC. The association will address requirements from vertical industry and the potential application scenarios of 5G network slicing.

Source: Arab Times (Online)

Berlin awards subsidy to FOKUS for 5G research

Date of Release: Mar. 02, 2018

The German state of Berlin has awarded a subsidy of EUR 800,000 to help the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems work on 5G research.


Deutsche Telekom co-launches open RAN, network slicing groups

Date of Release: Feb. 27, 2018

Deutsche Telekom has coordinated two new industry groups focusing on open radio access network architecture and network slicing. A separate alliance, the 5G Network Slicing Association, comprises China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Digital Domain, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Huawei, CEPRI of SGCC, Tencent, TIM and Volkswagen.

Source: Mobile Europe

Fraunhofer designs AR component for Hamburg city app

Date of Release: Dec. 17, 2017

German research institute Fraunhofer Fokus has developed the augmented reality (AR) component for a new app that lets users digitally discover Hamburg’s Speicherstadt, its historic warehouse district.

Source: Telecompaper

FREQUENTIS Communication and Collaboration Platform 3020 LifeX Provides New Solutions for “Networked Safety”

Date of Release: Nov. 22, 2017

In the event of a major incident, providing a prompt public warning is a core task for crisis management. KATWARN, a warning system developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS.

Source: Ambulance Today

Fraunhofer develops software platform for automated driving in extreme conditions

Date of Release: Oct. 17, 2017

In the European project RobustSENSE, over the past two years, researchers from the Fraunhofer FOKUS along with 14 partners, among others the Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH, developed a software platform on which various sensor data from cameras, laser, radar and further information like weather data can be combined


Austrian Interior Ministry starts testing Katwarn system

Date of Release: July 05, 2017

The Austrian Ministry of Interior has started testing the Katwarn public warning system, developed by the German Fraunhofer Institute Fokus.

Source: Telecompaper

Universities combine to steer German internet policy

New institute will receive €10 million a year for interdisciplinary research

Date of Release: May 30, 2017
The Berlin consortium has won the competition on the German Internet Insitute against four other German cities. The winning host institutions are: four universities of Berlin, the University of Potsdam, the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, and the Berlin Social Science Centre.
Source: Times Higher Education

How do we teach cars to see?

Sensors for self-driving cars and the mobility of the future

Date of Release: Apr. 01, 2017

Today's cars feature a host of different sensors to make them smarter and safer. Ilja Radusch, Director of Business Unit Smart Mobility, about LiDAR-scanner and the mobility of the future.

Source: Photonics in Germany Print

Fraunhofer Fokus opens IoT Lab

Date of Release: Mar. 30, 2017

Fraunhofer FOKUS opens its new transfer center “Internet of Things Lab which involves a demonstration and test center as well as a development laboratory for clients and business partners.


ETSI drives NFV interoperability with first plugtests event

Date of Release: Jan. 13, 2017

German govt commits to gigabyte network by 2025

Date of Release: Nov. 09, 2016

After a meeting of the “Net alliance Digital Germany", federal minister Dobrindt presented key points of the Zukunftsoffensive Gigabit-Deutschland (Future initiative Gigabit-Germany). The basis for the key features is the study “Netzinfrastrukturen für die Gigabit-Gesellschaft” (“Network infrastructures for the Gigabit-society”) launched by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure at the initiative of Netalliance and carried out by FOKUS.


OPNFV expands with 4 new members

Date of Release: Nov. 03, 2016