The industrial nations of today owe their convenient living conditions to the, at all times, sufficient production of economic goods, the secure production and distribution of energy, as well as the free exchange of information. Production and consumption are embedded in an economic system, which presupposes economic growth and competition, and an ecological system whose absorption and provision capacities are limited.
Which makes apparent: Technological progress is the engine for every modern industrial society. Technological innovations help making efficient and safe use of resources and energy resources. They allow a satisfactory and inexpensive production of innovative goods, create, and secure competitive jobs.
In this context, Fraunhofer UMSICHT develops, tests, evaluates, and optimizes technical processes as a catalyst for science and economy. In cooperation with industrial and public partners, state of the art findings are being transfered into marketable technologies, products, and services.
Fraunhofer-Institut Umwelt-, Sicherheits-, Energietechnik
Further information: http://www.umsicht.fhg.de/