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  • After a long journey from Palestine and a not quite as long journey from Hamburg, the participants of the Ecodesign Learning Factory learned one lesson above all: The principles of the circular economy can be used in many different ways to make products, services, and entire business models more sustainable.

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    Despite the COVID-19 crisis, Fraunhofer IZM and its 17 partners on the PLC 2.0 consortium have achieved excellent results within the first year. All partners met in a virtual meeting for two days. The time difference for such world-wide meetings is a challenge, therefore several sessions have taken place over the whole day to have easy access form Asia, Europe and the US.

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    PhotonicLEAP, a European Horizon 2020 collaborative research project, has been awarded over €5 million Euros in funding from the European Commission to develop disruptive technologies that will drive down the cost of integrated photonic packaging and test processes.

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    In the design and manufacture of a wide range of electronic devices, such as smartphones and self-driving vehicles, new and expanded functionalities must constantly be accommodated in the smallest possible space. Advanced packaging – complex assembly and interconnection technology for semiconductor components – has emerged as an essential technology for the integration of photonics, optics and electronics.

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    The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has selected four hubs across Germany to conduct research on the upcoming mobile communications generation 6G. The goal is to jointly develop innovations for the telecommunications technologies of the future.

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    OmniConnect project: Radar beams for networking and localizing everyday objects

    Research News / July 01, 2021

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    In the BMBF project OmniConnect, Fraunhofer researchers are working with other partners on networking objects in indoor areas. They are doing this using radar beams and passive tags that are attached to moving objects, but also to people. This technology effectively detects the positions of the tags and therefore of the objects as well. It can also be used in the care sector, to avert dangers to people who are prone to falling.

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    In the research project "CoMoDo" (Communication Module Inside Door), the technologies and processes needed for modern operating and display systems were researched and developed using washing machines as an example. A special focus is the development of substrate, integration and conforming technologies for inmold electronics, which enable much more compact interaction concepts than before.

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    Either the battery gives up or else the latest model is simply too tempting: smartphones and other mobile end devices tend to have a short product service life and thus create a substantial environmental burden. As part of the sustainablySMART project, a team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) have modeled the available sustainable alternatives, and how approaches from the recycling economy can be best applied to consumer goods.

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    No digital revolution without digital sovereignty: Be it smart factories, self-driving cars, or advance mobile communications – even the most innovative technology becomes useless or even dangerous if it can be attacked and manipulated. With its ZEUS Trustworthy Electronics initiative, the German Ministry of Education and Research is funding group projects dedicated to developing secure and trustworthy microelectronics for these systems.

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