Innovations for tomorrow’s world in the fields of modern communication systems, digital media and service usage are the focus of research and development work at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI. As early as 1928, HHI’s developments and technologies influence a variaty of central technology fields. Today HHI is a Fraunhofer Institute, and research is more closely geared than ever before to economic aspects. The excellence of research undertaken by the Institute develops not only a centrifugal force but a magnetic power of attraction – and both are key factors for Berlin as a place for business. In the past few years no less than five new companies have been hived off from the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute which today with a total workforce of some 380 generate aggregate annual revenue of 45 million euros.
Even in the age of the Internet and globalisation, proximity to cutting-edge research remains a key factor in deciding companies where to locate. As in the case of Cogo Optronics GmbH, whose move to Berlin was largely influenced by the benefits of close proximity to HHI after they had examined numerous other locations throughout the world. With the new 3D Innovation Center and the Competence Center for Data and Services, both initiated by Fraunhofer HHI, new research and development platforms emerge.
Year of establishment
1928 foundation of Heinrich-Hertz-Institut für Schwingungsforschung
Member of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft since 2003
Business activity:2D and 3D image signal processing,
human-machine interfaces, photonic networks and systems, wireless communication and networks, photonic components, development services