The global alignment of industry and research has made international collaboration imperative.
Furthermore, affiliate Fraunhofer institutes in Europe, in the USA and in Asia ensure contact
to the most important current and future economic markets.
Fraunhofer scientists specialize in complex research tasks involving a broad spectrum of
research fields. When required, several institutes pool their interdisciplinary expertise to
develop system solutions.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft was founded in 1949 and is a recognized non-profit organization.
The organization takes its name from Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787-1826), the successful Munich
researcher, inventor and entrepreneur.
Fraunhofer AIS, the Institute "Autonomous Intelligent Systems", located in Sankt Augustin, is
involved as partners in DEMOS project.