Press Releases

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  • Smarte LandRegion / 2019

    Rural areas are becoming “smarter”

    Press Release / November 28, 2019

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    Federal Minister Klöckner gives the go-ahead for the model project “Smarte LandRegionen” – Ministry to fund counties with 25 million euros

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  • Agriculture 4.0: / 2019

    TU Kaiserslautern announces "Digital Farming" Professorship

    Press Release / November 25, 2019

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    Autonomous tractors, drones for monitoring crops, or data-supported use of crop inputs – these examples show that agriculture is undergoing a digital transformation. To meet the resulting demands, the University of Kaiserslautern (TUK) is creating a professorship for digital farming.

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  • The “Digital Villages” take stock

    Press Release  / November 11, 2019

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    In her presentation of the results in Göllheim on Monday, Interior State Secretary Nicole Steingaß, researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE (Kaiserslautern), and the model regions Eisenberg and Göllheim as well as Betzdorf-Gebhardshain drew conclusions from the five years of the project “Digital Villages”. The vision of connecting people in rural areas better with the help of digitalization and creating new, innovative perspectives for an attractive life in rural areas became a success story. Today, more than 30 municipalities all over Germany participate in the platform solution developed by Fraunhofer IESE.

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  • Joint press release by Fraunhofer IESE and Kleffmann Group – published at Agritechnica! / 2019

    Autonomous Agriculture in 2045?
    New Study about the Autonomous Agricultural Machinery Market

    Press Release by Fraunhofer IESE and Kleffmann Group / November 08, 2019

    The development and introduction of machines ranging from highly automated to driverless will have a strong impact on global agriculture. This inevitably raises the question of how fast and to what extent the new technologies will determine the market in the future.

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  • The PFAFF HACK enters its second round! Once again, coders can work 24 hours on a concrete idea to improve life in the city and protect the climate at the same time. Under the motto “Code can change the world”, concepts for the smart green city of tomorrow will be designed during the hackathon (=hacking marathon) at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern.

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  • What drives digitalization in agriculture, and how can it support differently positioned farms? This is the issue addressed by the thematic platform Digital Land Management as a new economic initiative at the Center for Digitalization Bavaria (ZD.B). One its new spokespersons is Prof. Peter Liggesmeyer from Fraunhofer IESE, who will contribute his scientific expertise in the area of digital agriculture.

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  • With the model project Digital Rural Life MV “Smart tau Hus”, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ministry of Agriculture and Environment in cooperation with the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Association of Towns and Municipalities will support rural communities in the development and implementation of digital solutions in their region.

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  • Joint press release of the University of Kaiserslautern and the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE / 2019

    From research straight to application: project on efficient data memory for autonomous driving starts

    Press Release / August 01, 2019

    Safe and reliable data memory for autonomous driving – this is what a new research project of the University of Kaiserslautern (TUK) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in collaboration with the Research and Advanced Engineering Center of Robert Bosch GmbH is all about.

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