Fraunhofer ENAS has established a strategic network with research institutes and universities in Germany and worldwide.
Long-term partnership exists with the Tohoku University in Sendai, the Fudan University Shanghai and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Fraunhofer ENAS and the Tohoku University have been cooperating in the field of new materials for microelectronic systems for many years. To intensify their cooperation, they started the Fraunhofer Project Center “NEMS / MEMS Devices and Manufacturing Technologies at Tohoku University” in 2012. It is not only a platform for common research and development activities but also a platform for offering R&D services to industry.
Furthermore, Fraunhofer ENAS works closely with the local universities, in particular with Chemnitz University of Technology and Paderborn University. The cooperation ensure synergies between the basic research conducted at the universities and the more application-oriented research at Fraunhofer ENAS. The main cooperation partner at Chemnitz University of Technology is the Center for Microtechnologies at the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The cooperation includes not only common research projects but also a joint use of equipment, facilities and infrastructure. Printed functionalities and lightweight structures are topics of the cooperation with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The department Advanced System Engineering, located in Paderborn, continues the close cooperation with the University Paderborn especially in the field of electromagnetic reliability and compatibility, wireless energy and data transmission technology and wireless sensors nodes for mechanical engineering.