Fraunhofer Institute Systems and Innovation Research

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research

By means of its research and consultation activities the Fraunhofer-ISI points to opportunities, risks and barriers inherent in technological developments. For this purpose, interdisciplinary methods of analysis, evaluation and foresight are applied. With its research and consulting activities, the Fraunhofer-ISI is contributing to solving problems and to the necessary structural changes involved. The preconditions for this are holistic thinking and interdisciplinary and application-oriented research which are traditional strengths of the Institute. The Fraunhofer-ISI demonstrates the potentials of new technologies, their applications, markets, conditions for diffusion, opportunities and risks. It develops complex and systematic solutions as well as methods and information bases for strategic decision-making processes in industry, science and politics.