Since its foundation, Fraunhofer ENAS is an active part of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics (VµE). Moreover, Fraunhofer ENAS is a member of the Fraunhofer Alliances Nanotechnology, AutoMOBILE Production and Textiles.
Together with the other institutes of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics, Fraunhofer ENAS participates in the Heterogeneous Technologies Alliance, which is a novel approach for creating and developing microtechnologies, nanoelectronics and smart systems for next-generation products and solutions together with CEA-Leti, CSEM and VTT.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is tackling the current challenges facing industry directly. Its lighthouse projects put the focus on strategic objectives with a view to developing practical solutions from which economies, such as Germany’s, can benefit. In addition, Fraunhofer ENAS is coordinating the new lighthouse project “Go Beyond 4.0”, for more details please see chapter Smart Production. Within the lighthouse project “Theranostic Implants”, Fraunhofer ENAS is working together with 11 other Fraunhofer institutes on strategic objectives.
Moreover, Fraunhofer ENAS is working in two high-performance centers. One of them, the high-performance center “smart production” is currently in the course of formation. The other one, the high-performance center “functional integration of micro- and nanoelectronics” has started its work in 2016.