Projects

The projects we work on and those we have completed are the best references for our research work. Fraunhofer SCAI is involved in numerous projects funded by the German Federal Government and the European Commission. The list below presents the projects chronologically – new projects first. You can sort the list by selecting categories.

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  • REMEDi4ALL – Drug repurposing

    EU-project / Project start  / September 01, 2022

    REMEDi4ALL aims to make a significant leap forward in drug repurposing. This promising approach to drug development, consisting of identifying, testing, and validating new therapeutic indications for existing medications, is a developing field but faces numerous barriers and systemic inefficiencies. Still, its potential to significantly bring down times and costs of drug development - it focuses on already approved, discontinued, shelved or investigational therapeutics - makes this novel strategy attractive for rare and neglected conditions, cancer, emerging public health threats such as COVID-19 or new drug combinations. It also translates into more sustainable health systems.

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  • ADIS stands for "Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease by Immune Profiling of Cytotoxic Lymphocytes and Recording of Sleep Disturbances." The project is funded by the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Diseases Research (JPND). JPND is the largest global research initiative to address neurodegenerative disease challenges. The ADIS project (start: July 2022) will run for three years and has a budget of 1.3 million euros, of which 300,000 euros will go to Fraunhofer SCAI.

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  • Biomarkers for depression

    Project start / May 01, 2022

    We aim to validate and commercialise biomarkers and the resulting products for affective disorders to address the many unmet needs along the entire disease trajectory.

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  • © AIOLOS 2022

    The goal of the AIOLOS project (Artificial Intelligence Tools for Outbreak Detection and Response) is to develop a digital platform to allow for early detection of new respiratory pathogens epidemics, monitor their spread, and inform decision-makers on appropriate countermeasures. AIOLOS will provide insights for private and public decision-making in a web-based dashboard, which leverages real-time data from multiple data sources, advanced artificial intelligence (AI), and predictive modeling.

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  • DigitalTwin-4-Multiphysics-Lab

    Project start / January 01, 2022

    This laboratory (Fraunhofer SCAI, University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Dr. Reinold Hagen Foundation) aims to create new digital-twin concepts for SMEs.

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  • © Production Perig ­–­ stock.adobe.com / Fraunhofer SCAI

    To develop hardware such as microprocessors, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are typically used. However, optimizing the interconnection of these logic devices is itself a difficult problem for Turing machines (the so-called Quadratic Assignment Problem or QAP). Quantum or quantum-inspired hardware seems to be a better way to solve this problem. The approach in the QuantumQAP project is to combine quantum hardware and theoretical solution approaches that are applied in the two application fields of FPGA interconnection and post-quantum cryptography.

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  • TransHyDE-Sys − System Analysis of Transport Solutions for Green Hydrogen

    BMBF-project / Project start / April 01, 2021

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    One approach in the context of the energy transition is to also feed green hydrogen into the existing German network for gas transport. In order to be able to plan, control and analyze such scenarios, existing simulation models must be extended so that they can represent gas mixtures with high hydrogen content. In addition, the coupling to the relevant power grids must be advanced. These are the goals of the TransHyDE-Sys project. This project is part of the BMBF flagship project TransHyDE.

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  • The European project DIGIPD, funded with around 1.6 million euros and coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI, is investigating the extent to which digital techniques (sensors, speech recognition, recognition of facial expressions) can be used to make a more precise and individualized diagnosis and prognosis of Parkinson's disease. The project is funded by the European network for personalized medicine, ERA PerMed, in the "Joint Transnational Call 2020". The German share of DIGIPD is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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  • ZET-O-MAP

    Project start / March 01, 2021

    The zet-o-map project aims to develop better tools for the identification of teratogenic compounds. One of the most promising assays is the zebrafish embryo teratogenicity assay (ZETA). In human risk assessment the evaluation of developmental toxicity or teratogenicity requires the testing of rodents (preferably rats) and non-rodents (preferably rabbits) as described in the OECD 414 guideline. Currently human safety assessment is undergoing a paradigm shift moving towards mechanistic risk assessment and there is a high demand to replace, reduce or refine animal tests where possible for ethical and economic reasons. zet-o-map is funded by the Long Range Research Initiative (LRI) of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC).

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  • Fraunhofer HABICHT

    Project start / February 01, 2021

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    The Fraunhofer project HABICHT aims at the development of a highly efficient electric motor for compressors in hydrogen fuel cells.

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