The IMS acts as an intermediary of results of the fundamental research for application areas with economic and public relevance. On the basis of close cooperation e.g. with the University Duisburg-Essen, research results can be transferred and realized for innovative applications.
By networking with other, complementary working, national and international research institutes, we can offer a complex range of services. In particular, we want to name here our cooperation with the university hospitals Aachen and Essen in the area of medical engineering.
Examples of networking: Win², OptecNet, Competence network mobile telephony and satellite communications technology lower Rhine of the BMWi, EPoSS, MaTec,... .
In addition, our scientists are members of several committees of professional associations like VDI, VDE, GMM; e.g. in the guidelines committee 3812 Home-Automation.
The IMS is organized in the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics. Inside of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics, we are characterized by the availability of a continuous 8’’ CMOS-line. These competences and the infrastructure inside the Group are used to realize common projects. Due to our long-lasting expert-knowledge we participate actively in the Fraunhofer strategy in the area of silicon technology.
Furthermore, the IMS is in company with five other Fraunhofer institutes, one of the founding members of the “Fraunhofer-Allianz Ambient Assisted Living”.
In the Fraunhofer inHaus Center the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft combines the potentials of three Fraunhofer institutes and approx. 100 commercial partners to cooperatively develop, test and demonstrate new solutions for rooms and buildings and to launch them on the market.