Annual Reports

Our highlights in 2020


An exciting year 2020

"Despite the pandemic, we have also continued to develop other areas of research."



"Highly dynamic project lists, a lot of time pressure, tension, and a very strong spirit of research were the hallmarks of our activities in the year 2020."


Drug Development

From drug candidate to proof of concept.


Fraunhofer vs. Corona

Working at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic, Fraunhofer experts are supporting the efforts of industry and society to cope with the immediate effects and the consequences to come. 


Chemical Safety and Assessment

From risk analysis towards safe products.


Clinical research at Fraunhofer ITEM: 20 years!

In 2000, Fraunhofer ITEM set up its own clinical research department in Hannover.


Translational Biomedical Engineering

From idea to safe medical device.


Personalized Tumor Therapy

From molecular analysis to personalized therapy.


Our lighthouse projects

Our lighthouse projects are dedicated to topics that are of particular relevance for the health of individuals and society at large – topics that are, therefore, important to us.



In this interview, Prof. Lena Wiese explains the work and goals of the Attract Group “Bioinformatics” and how it complements the research and development activities at the institute and thus the institute’s research portfolio.

Behind the scenes

Our Annual Report allows you to get an insight into our research activities and objectives, but also into the way we work and the people behind all this. Our Annual Report each year gives an account of the work done in our different business areas and of selected research results. If you prefer to read a printed version of our Annual Report, please subscribe to the printed version. We will be pleased to send you a copy and hope you will enjoy reading it.


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