Fraunhofer High-Performance Centers
The Fraunhofer strategy for sustainable development of its locations does not count on haphazard new formats and instruments, but rather on a new level of quality and reliability in performance and impact. It is based on the existing intensive cooperation with universities and regional networking with industry.
To foster regional development at its locations with their respective local conditions, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is promoting the foundation of so-called “High-Performance Centers”.
The concept of these high performance centers can be seen as a tool of excellence assurance geared to innovation and application. They are the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s contribution to shaping the new excellence initiative. With the High-Performance Center Translational Biomedical Engineering, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as an organization of applied research at the interface of academia and industry is supporting innovation processes in the Hannover area and at the location of the Fraunhofer Institute in Hannover.
Next to Fraunhofer ITEM, collaborators in this new High-Performance Center include the Hannover Medical School, Laser Zentrum Hannover, Leibniz Universität Hannover, and in particular the two clusters of excellence REBIRTH and ”Hearing4all” (in Hannover), besides research consortia such as “Biofabrication for NIFE”.