Vocational training becomes more attractive for industrial parts cleaning

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E-VITA – With accelerated electrons to healthy seeds

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Prof. Elizabeth von Hauff takes over as director of the Fraunhofer FEP

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West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau appoints Dr. Gösta Mattausch as honorary professor

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Inactivating pathogens using low-energy electrons

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CleanScreen – With UV-C inactivation of pathogens to sterile touchscreens

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Intelligent robots for targeted combating of viruses and bacteria

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INNO4COV-19

Boosting Innovations for COVID-19 Diagnostic, Prevention and Surveillance

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  • Project launch for the joint project "InnoVET CLOU - Future Cluster for Innovative Vocational Training The project "CLOU" (FKZ 21IV007D), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, supports adaptive and pathway-open education and training (DQR 5-7) in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, which at the same time opens up technical innovations to vocational training. In cooperation with network partners from industry, research and education policy, this leads to excellent vocational qualification offers and learning locations.

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  • On July 1st, 2021, Ceravis AG and the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP founded a collective joint venture, the "E-VITA" GmbH. The Fraunhofer spin-off is dedicated to the chemical-free, sustainable treatment of seeds and feedstuffs to free them from pathogenic fungi, bacteria and viruses.

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  • As of June 1, 2021, Prof. Elizabeth von Hauff is the new director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP in Dresden. In addition, Prof. von Hauff has been appointed to the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Chair of Coating Technologies for Electronics.

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  • Vaccines are currently a great source of hope for many people, as it is believed they will help to protect society against COVID-19 and pave the way back to a normal life. The current focus is clearly on coronavirus – but vaccines are also fundamental to combating other pathogens. A team of researchers from three Fraunhofer Institutes has now developed a method of producing vaccines that is faster, more efficient and more environmentally friendly than the conventional production process – and their efforts have earned them the Fraunhofer Prize for “Human- and Environment-Centered Technology”.

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  • Hygiene is a top priority in times of Corona. Particularly at frequently used vending machines, such as ticket machines, the surfaces of input screens are not cleaned after use. For infection transmission, it doesn't take long to catch a few germs, bacteria or viruses. The "CleanScreen" project (Funding reference 16KN082123), funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), now aims to find a remedy. Together with its partners Fischer Electronicsysteme GmbH + Co.KG, RBC GmbH and GMBU e. V. (Department Halle) the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is developing an automated solution for the continuous cleaning of touch displays at public vending machines. The project is initiated within the BMWi-funded innovation network "CleanHand" and coordinated by the FGMD GmbH.

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  • Service robots can help ensure that buildings and means of transport are cleaned and disinfected regularly and with consistently high quality. Since October 2020, twelve institutions of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have been working on the development of new technologies for this field of application. Led by Fraunhofer IPA, the partners are pooling their expertise in the "Mobile Disinfection" (MobDi) research project to contribute to a safe "New Normal" in times of pandemic. The project is part of the "Fraunhofer vs. Corona" action program.

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  • The recently launched 6.1 million Euro project INNO4COV-19, funded by the European Commission (grant agreement no. 101016203), will support the marketing of new products to combat COVID-19 over the next two years, throughout Europe. The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is contributing its know-how in sterilization using accelerated electrons and on near-to-eye visualization.

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  • In October 2019, the EU-funded initiative “Switch2Save” (grant agreement No. 869929) was launched to improve the availability and affordability of electrochromic and thermochromic smart glass technologies. About one year later, the first project results show that the use of these technologies in combination with intelligent switching protocols can reduce the primary energy use of extensively glazed buildings by up to 70%. During an online workshop on “Energy Efficient Technologies for Building Envelopes” from November 25 – 27, 2020, the project members will present the project progress.

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  • PhotonHub Europe – a new pan-European photonics digital innovation hub – has been awarded €19 million investment from the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. The PhotonHub Europe will help European SMEs and mid-caps become highly competitive digital businesses through faster and smarter deployment of photonics-based technologies, directly creating over 1.000 new high-tech EU jobs and nearly €1 billion in new revenues and venture capital by 2025. Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is pleased to be a joint partner within the PhotonHub Europe together with Fraunhofer HHI and ILT.

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