Fraunhofer Fokus

Fraunhofer Fokus

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Berlin

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Germany

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Berlin

Smart mobility, Visual computing, Social issues

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1988

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201 - 500

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Fraunhofer FOKUS, based in Berlin, Germany, develops solutions for the communication infrastructure of the future. The research institute explores how communication networks will contribute to a more secure and convenient living. Thus, the institute addresses important challenges in the society and the smart cities of the future, including access to information, economic and sustainable use of resources, smart mobility and a modern governmental administration. In its projects, Fraunhofer FOKUS establishes useful ties between industry, governmental administration, users and the people.

 

The development of needs-based solutions – from the idea and scientific consultation and the prototype to the pre-product – is among Fraunhofer FOKUS’ central services. The main focus is on the following areas:

• Architectures and services of future networks

• Processes and open IT systems for eGovernment applications

• Vehicle and traffic communication within the scope of intelligent mobility concepts

• IT systems and process modeling for healthcare

• Early warning IT systems

• Communication applications for energy management

• Sensor networks

• Secure and confidential cloud and SOA solutions

• IP-, web- and cloud-based applications for interactive entertainment and communication services

• Secure electronic identities

• Planning and implementation of public information technology

• Model-based development, test and quality assurance solutions for embedded and safety-critical systems

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