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  • Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project “Cognitive Agriculture”: / 2018

    Balancing productivity and sustainability of agricultural processes

    Press Releases / 14.11.2018

    Finding the right balance between sustainability and productivity is one of the goals of the United Nations‘ Agenda 2030 for worldwide “Food Security and Sustainable Agricul-ture”. This is in line with the new lighthouse project “Cognitive Agriculture“ of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, which aims at achieving a more efficient and at the same time more sustainable agriculture based on the comprehensive use of digital technologies. In this lighthouse project, eight Fraunhofer Institutes under the leadership of the Fraunho-fer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern are jointly working on solutions for producing agricultural products in an environmentally friendly, resource-saving, and at the same time highly efficient manner. On 14 November 2018, the project was launched officially at the Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin in the presence of representatives from research, industry, government, and the press.

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  • Today, the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern said good-bye to its founder and long-time director Prof. Dieter Rombach with a festive ceremony. In 1996, the 65-year-old Rombach founded Fraunhofer IESE, which emerged from the Software Technologie Transfer Initiative (STTI) Kaiserslautern. Prof. Rombach was the director of Fraunhofer IESE until 2014, at which time Prof. Peter Liggesmeyer took over the operative management of the institute. At the end, Prof. Rombach was the Director Business Development at Fraunhofer IESE. “Prof. Rombach made the institute what it is today. He did real pioneer work in the area of software and systems engineering and inspired many researchers all over the world with his research. We wish him the very best for his future”, said Prof. Liggesmeyer.

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