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  • Thermoforming under high pressure instead of vacuums / 2020

    From films to interactive touchpads in seconds

    September 10, 2020

    Functional film – Embedded LEDs lighting up in a transparent polycarbonate film.
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    Bereits über 25 Jahre wird am Fraunhofer IZM kleinste Elektronik in verschiedene Materialien zuverlässig eingebracht, so auch in thermoplastische Folien. Nun verfügen die Forschenden über eine Maschine, die diese Folien mittels Druckluft in kürzester Zeit in sehr individuelle Formen anpasst, die in jegliche Anzeige- und Bedientools eingebaut werden können.

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  • Successful online conference on environmentally friendly electronic products, processes and business models / 2020

    The Story of Daisy, Alexa and Greta

    September 02, 2020

    Electronics Goes Green +
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    At the international Electronics Goes Green Conference 2020, innovative solutions for combining the environment and electronics were presented to the more than 200 participants in keynotes and interactive presentations by representatives of leading companies from the electronics industry as well as exciting workshops.

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  • image teaser Electronics Goes Green 2020+ is now an online event!
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    Apple’s sustainability strategy is maybe the most ambitious in the ICT industry and we are excited and proud to announce that Sarah Chandler, their Senior Director of Operations and Environmental Initiatives, will be joining us for our live day to share "Apple’s roadmap to 2030: Its innovative approach to carbon neutrality and a circular supply chain". In 2020 Philips’ 5-year "Healthy People, Sustainable Planet" program is coming to a closure. Before launching the next 5-year program it is time to reflect and look back and what was achieved and even more importantly what can be learned from these achievements. The presentation will focus on the topics of Climate Change, Ecodesign and Circular Economy and give an overview of what has worked well in the last 5 years and what pitfalls should be avoided. Don’t miss both keynotes on September 1.

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  • Sensor Patches as Fitness Trackers / 2020

    Sweat for health

    July 28, 2020

    image - XPatch
    © Fraunhofer IZM | Volker Mai

    The Eurostars project XPatch is developing a flexible sensor system that can track biochemical information in real time. The international consortium is working on a new generation of diagnostic patches that monitor the sweat of high performance athletes for second-by-second medical information about their cardiovascular fitness.

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  • teaser-logo CHARM Project develops IOT solutions for harsh industrial environments

    The CHARM ECSEL JU project aims to develop industrial IoT solutions with an improved tolerance towards harsh industrial surroundings. Digitalisation of the European manufacturing industries is the key to their continuous renewal and competitiveness. Harsh environmental conditions in manufacturing processes and end user environment may slow down the opportunities brought by IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence). The CHARM project is set to solve this challenge.

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  • Returning to excellence / 2020

    Competent and capable – Ramping up our services

    June 08, 2020

    © Fraunhofer IZM | Volker Mai

    The Coronavirus Pandemic has confronted all of us with a challenge of historic proportions. The emergency task forces of the Fraunhofer Society and Fraunhofer IZM are continuing to monitor the situation and translating the official guidelines into new guidance for our operations to protect both the health and wellbeing of our people and the services and performance of our Institute.

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