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Fraunhofer-Institut Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung

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With its research and consulting activities, the Fraunhofer-ISI is contributing to solving problems and to the necessary structural changes involved. The preconditions for this are holistic thinking and interdisciplinary and application-oriented research which are traditional strengths of the Institute. The Fraunhofer-ISI demonstrates the potentials of new technologies, their applications, markets, conditions for diffusion, opportunities and risks. It develops complex and systematic solutions as well as methods and information bases for strategic decision-making processes in industry, science and politics.

The Fraunhofer-ISI sees itself as being well situated for this. It positions itself with the following professional-methodological profile:

  • The Fraunhofer-ISI understands itself as a radar for important techno-economic developments, application possibilities, barriers to innovation, and bottlenecks
  • it develops system approaches and future concepts for industry and society with a strong technical reference, and
  • it advances the development and use of instruments for the design and evaluation of strategic decisions in politics and industry.

The Fraunhofer-ISI is fundamentally dependent upon the use of new theories, models, and social scientific gauges. Beyond that the excellence of the interdisciplinary studies that are represented in the institute can only be ensured through a close connection with academic research. This is achieved through professors at several universities.


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