Fraunhofer research takes place far away from the ivory tower. We are represented at numerous trade shows, conferences, and professional events, and also organize these events ourselves, frequently together with our partners. Please find some information on our current activities here.

  • Berlin / 21. - 23.04.2020 (All day)

    DMEA 2020

    © DMEA / Messe Berlin

    Find out from 21-23 April how visual computing and digital health complement each other in many ways.

    Health is one of the core topics of Fraunhofer research. At a joint booth, Fraunhofer IGD presents application-oriented solutions together with other institutes. This year, the focus will be on solutions for corporate health management. For example, a headband developed in collaboration with the University of Rostock measures stress factors at the workplace and thus helps to identify problem areas, while another new development is an intelligent chair that, like our other intelligent furniture, is equipped with capacitive sensors in the upholstery.

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  • Darmstadt / 01.07.2020 - 10:00 - 23:00

    ITCS 2020 in Darmstadt

    © ITCS / Umbeck & Walenda Media GmbH

    Tech conference, IT job fair and festival in one - only the ITCS can do this! After we already had good experiences last year and had a lot of fun, we will exhibit again this year in Darmstadt. Get to know Fraunhofer as an employer, find out more about bachelor and master theses, working student positions and how to start a scientific career. The tickets are free of charge and available online here:


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  • Hamburg / 8. - 11.09.2020 (All day)

    SMM 2020

    © Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH

    More than 2,200 exhibitors from 67 countries, including 29 national pavilions, and around 50,000 visitors from 125 nations made SMM 2018 the industry’s most important event.

    SMM is the place where the maritime industry meets to find answers to the challenges of today and tomorrow. Its claim to provide insights is reflected in more than 90,000 square metres of exhibition space and a whole series of top-class specialist conferences. More than 2,200 exhibitors from 67 countries, including 29 national pavilions, and around 50,000 visitors from 125 nations made SMM 2018 the industry’s most important event.

    Information about our stand number and our exhibits will follow.

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  • Nürnberg / 6.10.2020, 9:00 - 08.10.2020 - 18:00

    it-sa 2020

    © NürnbergMesse GmbH

    From 6-8 October everything in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg revolves around IT security.

    it-sa is Europe's largest expo for IT security and one of the most important platforms for solutions in the fields of cloud management, mobile and cyber security as well as data and network security in the world.

    Based in Nuremberg since 2009, it-sa is the meeting place for C-level experts, IT security officers from industry, services and administration as well as developers and providers of products and services relating to IT security and cybersecurity.

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  • Rostock / 4. - 05.11.2020 (All day)


    © Fraunhofer IGD

    After a successful kickoff in 2019 with over 200 participants, the DIGITAL OCEAN CONVENTION invites you back to Rostock in 2020! Over two days, representatives from industry, science and government will discuss the latest developments, trends and projects in digital underwater technology.

    You can look forward to a multitude of exciting ideas as well as possibilities for networking throughout the convention and at the evening event. An accompanying exhibition will present the latest products and developments in digital underwater technology.

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  • London / 1. - 03.12.2020 (All day)

    Oceanology International 2020

    © Oceanology International

    Visit us from 17 to 19 March at the North German joint booth in London.

    Oceanology International is celebrating 50 years as the world’s largest ocean technology exhibition and conference.

    500+ exhibitors will join the celebration in the only event that brings together the 3 key players in the industry: businesses, academics and government. Live demonstrations and interactive seminars accompany a host of new features to be announced soon.

    With over 8,000 attendees targeted for 2020, it is a must-attend event for those involved in exploring, monitoring, developing or protecting the world’s oceans, from seabed to surface and beyond.

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