The Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS is the expert and development partner in the field of Smart Systems and their integration for a wide range of applications. Smart Systems combine electronic components, micro- and nanosensors, and actuators with interfaces for communication and autonomous power supply. These systems are increasingly equipped with the ability to pre-process data, detect errors, and prepare decisions, as well as to interact, identify, and collaborate with each other. They are the key to digitization and the Internet of Things and find applications in various areas. The design, integration, and technology required to realize such systems require novel approaches and pose new challenges for interdisciplinary research.

From the idea to the design, technology development or implementation based on existing technologies, to the tested prototype and technology transfer, Fraunhofer ENAS is a reliable innovation partner for start-ups, SMEs, or large companies. In addition to technology development and smart sensor systems, the institute focuses on building application demonstrators as part of upstream product development.

As a reliable innovation partner, we develop high-precision sensors, new sensor and actuator systems based on integrated nanostructures and standard technologies, beyond CMOS devices, innovative integration technologies, advanced reliability concepts, and complement them with innovative approaches in areas such as simulation, data analysis with artificial intelligence, or system security. Through requirement engineering, we adapt the systems for different applications and embed them in more complex overarching systems.

In terms of technology portfolio and market focus, Fraunhofer ENAS places emphasis on the three business units: Process, Device and Packaging TechnologiesSmart Systems, and Test and Reliability Solutions, which are positioned along the value chain of Smart Systems.