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  • Remain innovative and think future-oriented in photonics / 2021

    Fraunhofer IOF starts international professional development program for the optics and photonics industry

    Jena (Germany) / March 03, 2021

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF is launching an new international professional development program for managers in the optics and photonics industry. With "Photonics Manager Compact", the institute will provide insights into the current research of photonics from June 26 to July 2 and thus prepare for questions of the future. In addition, the program imparts methodologies of contemporary personnel management. The start of the program, originally planned for February 2021, had to be postponed due to Corona.

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  • Ion traps for quantum computers, highly secure quantum communication, state-of-the-art fiber lasers and freeforms for compact optical systems: At North America's largest photonics trade show, SPIE Photonics West, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF will present groundbreaking future technologies from March 6 to 11. Admission is free.

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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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  • Becoming a pioneer company for high-security quantum communication – nothing less is the goal of "Quantum Optics Jena GmbH". The latest spin-off at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF develops quantum-based solutions for state-of-the-art communication systems. Now the founding team has gathered the necessary investors behind them and is working on building up the start-up in the heart of Germany.

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  • Life in space and communicating in the future: Optical systems for space research and quantum communication will be presented by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF at the PHOTONICS+ Virtual Exhibition and Conference from February 17 to 18. Furthermore, assembly and interconnection technologies for the use of optical systems under space conditions will be presented.

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  • Latest technologies for early diagnosis of cancer and Alzheimer's disease, quantum imaging for biomedicine and contactless fingerprinting: At this year's “Digital Pitch” of the Jena-based “Digital Innovation Hub Photonics”, innovative research and start-up projects from the photonics industry were honored once again. The winning teams will receive funding of 120,000 euros in total from the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society.

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  • A robot assistant co-developed at Fraunhofer IOF will soon allow interaction between humans and machines based on human gestures. The “3D-Kosyma” system is designed to be used in automotive manufacturing, among other areas, where it will establish new standards in quality assurance.

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  • Las Vegas (USA), Jena (Germany) / 2021

    CES 2021: “3Dsensation” presents smart robots for logistics and retail

    January 08, 2021

    Flexible transport robots and intelligent systems for inventory management in supermarkets: from January 12 to 13, the “3Dsensation” research alliance will present the latest solutions for using robots in logistics and retail at the international electronics trade show CES 2021 ALL-DIGITAL.

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