High-Performance Center

High-Performance Center “Smart Production”

The High-Performance Center „Smart Production“, with the participating Fraunhofer institutes ENAS and IWU and Chemnitz University of Technology, develops new technologies for the digitization of production processes. In future, the High-Performance Center will be a central hub for strategic research and technology transfer projects while actively involving SMEs and supporter for a sustainable transfer of innovation and knowledge to the industry. The goal of the High-Performance Center is transferring developments for digital industrial production processes from basic and advanced research to companies as quickly as possible.

Moreover, strengthening of innovation and knowledge transfer, international recognition and sustainable positioning of the region, cooperation network for regional businesses and serving as an incubator for start-ups as well as attracting new talents and top researchers are overall in the focus of the work.

High-Performance Center “Functional Integration of Micro- / Nanoelectronics”

The High-Performance Center »Functional Integration of Micro and Nanoelectronics« started as a pilot project for the period from February 12, 2016 to December 31, 2017. It was successfully evaluated by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, which was supported by an external brain trust consisting of representatives from industry, science and politics on November 30, 2017.

The aim of the performance center was to establish an eco-system for a rapid transfer of innovations from research up to novel applications and products, thus, further developing and strengthen the region. In the pilot phase is was necessary to establish not only a central office for the marketing of R&D results and technology transfer but also to prove and verify the effectiveness of the center by intensive contributions of industrial partners. The Saxon Fraunhofer institutes IPMS, ENAS, IZM-ASSID and IIS-EAS joined forces with TU Dresden, Chemnitz University of Technology and the University of Applied Sciences Dresden to form the High-Performance Center »Functional Integration of Micro and Nanoelectronics«.

The expertise of the High-Performance Center focused on technologies for the development of integrated micro and nanoelectronic systems:

From system design via development of components, system integration up to reliability assessments and evaluation

Demonstrators are available for the development of technologies and systems, e.g. for industry 4.0 applications as well as IoT innovations

The project was financed from funds of the Free State of Saxony, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the industrial partners during the biennial pilot phase. Based on the pre-industrial research results, the research partners acquired industrial projects with an overall budget of 6 million euro. The High-Performance Center will be further developed into a transfer center and funded by new projects from 2018 until 2020.

More information: www.leistungszentrum-mikronano.de

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