The Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS is the specialist and development partner in the field of Smart Systems and their integration for various applications. Fraunhofer ENAS has specialized on the challenge of combining micro and nano sensors, actuators and electronic components with interfaces for communication and a self-sufficient energy supply to form smart systems, thus supporting the Internet of Things and the ongoing digitalization. Application areas of our R&D services are i.a. semiconductor industry (equipment and material manufacturer), aeronautics, automotive industry, communication technology, the security sector, logistics, agriculture, process technology and medical as well as mechanical engineering.
Fraunhofer ENAS develops single components, manufacturing technologies and system concepts, system integration technologies and actively supports the technology transfer for and with its customers.

Whether Start-up, SME or large enterprise, Fraunhofer ENAS offers innovation consulting and supports customer projects, starting from the idea, via design and technology development or realization based on established technologies up to tested prototypes. If standard components do not meet the requirements, Fraunhofer ENAS provides expert assistance in the realization of innovative and marketable products

In order to focus its activities and to ensure a long-term scientific and economic success, Fraunhofer ENAS puts special emphasis on the five business units:

  • Micro and Nanoelectronics
  • Sensor and Actuator Systems
  • Technologies and Systems for Smart Power and Mobility
  • Technologies and Systems for Smart Health
  • Technologies and Systems for Smart Production

The business units address different markets, different customers and different stages of the value chain depending on the required research and development services.

From an organizational point of view Fraunhofer ENAS is subdivided into the departments Advanced System Engineering, Micro Materials Center, Multi Device Integration, Nano Device Technologies (the former department Back-End of Line), Printed Functionalities, System Packaging, and Administration. The headquarters of Fraunhofer ENAS are located in Chemnitz. The department Advanced System Engineering is seated in Paderborn. In addition, a project group of the department Micro Materials Center is working in Berlin-Adlershof.