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Fraunhofer USA releases Annual Research Report, Focus 2023

Report showcases robust transatlantic collaboration, university-government partnerships, and cutting-edge technology transfer

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Fraunhofer USA

Fraunhofer USA, a leading nonprofit research organization dedicated to applied research and development services, is proud to announce the release of its Annual Report, Focus 2023. The report underscores Fraunhofer USA's commitment to fostering transatlantic collaboration, strengthening university-government partnerships, and driving impactful technology transfer.

Transatlantic Collaboration: A Pillar of Innovation

In the pursuit of global innovation, Fraunhofer USA continues to play a pivotal role in fostering transatlantic collaboration. The annual report highlights the organization's successful partnerships with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft research institutes, resulting in groundbreaking research initiatives. These collaborations not only enhance scientific exchange but also contribute to the development of cutting-edge technologies that address global challenges. From revolutionizing corporate sustainability assessments to using AI image recognition testing to reduce bias and improve decision-making, our international efforts continue to strengthen our approach to Transatlantic Collaboration and partnerships.

University-Government Collaboration: Nurturing the Next Generation of Innovators

Our dedication to cultivating the next generation of innovators is exemplified by its strong ties with our partner universities and government institutions. The report showcases collaborative projects with states like New York and Michigan that harness the collective expertise of academia and government agencies, ensuring a seamless flow of knowledge and resources. Through our intern programs and joint research endeavors, Fraunhofer USA actively contributes to the development of a skilled workforce poised to tackle the complex challenges of the future. Whether retrofitting Brooklyn brownstones with 3D printed blocks to reduce their HVAC costs or using innovative plasma technology to separate oil from water, our dedicated researchers unlock the hidden energies around us, providing value to all and improving communities along the way.

Technology Transfer: Bridging Research and Industry

A key highlight of the annual report is the organization's success in technology transfer. Fraunhofer USA has been instrumental in bridging the gap between cutting-edge research and practical applications in industry. The report showcases instances where innovative solutions developed in Fraunhofer USA labs have been successfully transferred to commercial partners, fostering economic growth and technological advancement. Whether advancing South Carolina’s companies via our South Carolina Fraunhofer USA Alliance or working to save U.S. patients billions in blood testing costs, we consistently strive to improve the companies and industries utilizing our applied research services.

Looking Ahead: A Future of Innovation and Collaboration

As Fraunhofer USA reflects on the achievements of the past year, the organization looks forward to an exciting future marked by continued collaboration, groundbreaking research, and impactful technology transfer. The Fraunhofer USA Focus 2023 serves as a testament to Fraunhofer USA’s unwavering commitment to advancing innovation on a global scale and shows that We Know How.

The full Fraunhofer USA Focus 2023 may be viewed and downloaded at


About Fraunhofer USA

Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in Rhode Island that is dedicated to the advancement of applied research and technology transfer. Fraunhofer USA was founded in 1994 to conduct applied R & D for customers from industry and state governments and the federal government in the United States.  Working closely with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research and development organization, Fraunhofer USA can offer both domestic and international resources to enhance its portfolio of R & D services. Through a vast global cooperation network, we are well positioned to be a vital part in overcoming regional and global challenges, to uncover potential research areas and support economic development.  In an international competitive environment, together with an extensive network of Fraunhofer institutes in Germany and strategic partners, we strive to strengthen transatlantic collaboration in education, applied research and innovation.

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