Events and Fairs

The Fraunhofer IMS presents quite recent research and development results at various fairs and exhibitions in Germany and all over the world. Additionally, we give reports and papers at professional and scientific conferences.


The institute presents selected technologies and sample applications out of every business unit. Especially demanded were again imaging systems like infrared sensors and cameras, which are based on non-cooled (at IMS developed) bolometers and provide a high sensitivity and high temperature resolution. Another crowd puller were the SPADs, a newly method for optical distance and speed measurement.

Likewise the monitoring systems such as integrated multi-sensor systems for parallel supervision of biological parameters, developed at Fraunhofer IMS, enjoy great demand.

Last but not least the high temperature ASICs which are suitable especially in harsh environments and high temperature conditions and the pressure sensors as well as their associated wireless readout possibilities which are able to transfer data onto different power devices to present and visualize measurement data.

How Fraunhofer IMS in Duisburg introduces applications for smart industry

How companies can profit from application-oriented research at Fraunhofer was shown by researchers and entrepreneurs in tandem lectures at the event “IHK meets Fraunhofer” in the Fraunhofer inHaus-Zentrum in Duisburg. Every year, industry and chambers of commerce NRW invite companies to a series of events, to pave companies the way to partners of research. At this year’s meeting it was all about “Sensors and Automatization”.

© Fraunhofer IMS
© Fraunhofer IMS
© Fraunhofer IMS

Which machine does need how much power? Is it efficient? A project of Innogy SE and Fraunhofer IMS deals with these questions. Together an upgradable current flow analysis has been developed, with which companies can analyze and optimize their energy management. The system enables the breakdown of the overall power consumption on single devices or the measurement of the consumption at only one point. The visualization of the measured values enables the optimization of the energy balance of a company and is suitable for the monitoring of engines and devices.

In his welcome address IHK-President Burkhard Landers appealed to science and economy to cooperate closely because only in interaction, outstanding innovations of worldwide importance can result. “We – the IHKs in NRW – see ourselves as an important network partner and intermediary between research facilities and companies in NRW. Our experts, such as innovation and technology consultants, support science and economy to always find the perfect partner for their projects”, says Landers.

Dr. Hans-Otto Feldhütter, head of business models in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, emphasized that the knowledge and technology transfer is an elementary component of Fraunhofer Institutes. “Due to contract research, spin-offs and knowledge transfer the innovation power of companies is strengthened and this enhances the regional economic development as well”, says Feldhütter.

Companies that are interested in cooperating with Fraunhofer IMS can get in contact with Ms van Kempen, Tel.: 0203 37832943, Email: . In a personal interview the individual cooperation possibilities are explained.


06.-08.11.2018 in Stuttgart, Booth 1D73

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13.-16.11.2018 in Munich, Booth C3-409

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SPS IPC Drives

27.-29.11.2018 in Nuremberg, Booth7A-301

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Photonics West 2019

02.02.-07.02.19 in San Francisco, California, USA

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Embedded World 2019

26.2. - 28.02.19 in Nuremberg

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Health Valley Event 2019

14.03.19 in Nijmegen, NL

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02.04.-04.04.19 in Nuremberg, GER


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Hannover Messe Industrie

01.04.-05.04.19 in Hanover, GER


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25.06.-27.06.19 in Nuremberg, GER


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Laser World of Photonics

24.-27.06.19 in Munich, GER

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