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 Automobile Production Alliance, Fraunhofer Nanotechnology FNT and Fraunhofer Technical Textiles. Depending 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 (FMD). This research network with 13 members and with more than 2000 scientists is the largest R&D association for micro- and nanoelectronics in Europe. The cross-institutional technology portfolio of FMD covers the areas of sensor systems, extended CMOS, microwave & terahertz, power electronics, MEMS actuators and optoelectronic systems. Due to its broad R&D portfolio, Fraunhofer ENAS is represented in all six technology platforms as well as in the cross-technology and cross-sectional topic Advanced System Design. Furthermore, Fraunhofer ENAS contributes its expertise especially in the implementation of the cross-site Manufacturing Execution System MES.  

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, and also works in the lighthouse project “eHarsh”. Both projects have been successfully finished in 2020.

High-Performance Centers 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 and Materials” and “Functional Integration of Micro and Nanoelectronics”. Within the High-Performance Center “Smart Production and Materials”, Fraunhofer ENAS also actively participates at the Fraunhofer Academy program Smart Production Professional.