Fraunhofer vs. Corona
The year 2020 was characterized by many exceptional situations created by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to the everyday and personal influences on all our lives, certain patient groups were at high to life-threatening risk. In order to be able to help here quickly and effectively, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft set up a short-term and rapid funding program »Fraunhofer vs. Corona«, in which the best ideas for combating the effects of the pandemic could be implemented in the form of research projects in all sectors at the institutes. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft provided a total of more than 40 million euros for this purpose. Currently, the program is in its second phase, which focuses on strategic projects to fight the pandemic and to position the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in terms of research policy.
The scientists of Fraunhofer ENAS are involved in a total of three projects and cooperation projects based on essential core competencies of the institute: