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The Markets Beyond Tomorrow research program delivers answers to existing challenges


To create a platform for meeting the challenges of the future, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has set up the internal Markets Beyond Tomorrow program. It focuses on identifying the problems that need to be addressed and what people expect from the research work involved. Here, too, Fraunhofer lets itself be guided by the needs of society: People need health, energy, communication, a healthy environment, mobility and security. In numerous projects, Fraunhofer is delivering the building blocks for solving future issues.

Starting from the global social challenges that have to be faced, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft examined its portfolio across all of its institutes in a process that identified five future issues which can be expected to create growth markets requiring considerable research:

»Low-loss generation, distribution and use of electricity«
»Affordable health«
»Recycling of materials in production«
»Low-emission, reliable mobility in urban areas«
»Disaster prediction and management«