Cooperation within Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Since its formation, Fraunhofer ENAS is part of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics (VμE). Moreover, Fraunhofer ENAS is a member of the Fraunhofer Nanotechnology Alliance, the Fraunhofer Automobile Production Alliance and the Fraunhofer Technical Textiles Alliance. Based on the topic, Fraunhofer ENAS also participates in the Fraunhofer clusters 3D Integration and Nanoanalytics.

Together with the other institutes of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics, Fraunhofer ENAS is part of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany and participates in the Heterogeneous Technology Alliance. This alliance links the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics with the European research partners CEA-Leti, CSEM and VTT. Together they offer the development of microtechnologies, nanoelectronics and smart systems for next-generation products and solutions. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is tackling the current challenges facing German industry by putting a strategic focus on its lighthouse projects. These projects aim at exploiting the potential for synergies within Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft by bringing different Fraunhofer Institutes and their respective expertise together. Fraunhofer ENAS manages and coordinates the lighthouse project »Go Beyond 4.0«, which was launched in December 2016. Within the lighthouse project »Theranostic Implants«, Fraunhofer ENAS is working together with 11 other Fraunhofer Institutes on smart implants. The third lighthouse project Fraunhofer ENAS is involved, »eHarsh« focusses on developing and providing a technology platform for sensor systems that can be applied in extremely harsh environments.
High-Performance Center combine and link the competences of research institutes and universities within a certain region. Fraunhofer ENAS is working in two High-Performance Centers. The High-Performance Center »Smart Production« started in September 2017. The High-Performance Center »Functional Integration of Micro and Nanoelectronics« started its work in 2016 and was positively evaluated in 2017.