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The Fraunhofer Society

By Mitchell, A. Duff

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Title: The Fraunhofer Society  
Author: Mitchell, A. Duff
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Language: English
Subject: Technology., Reference materials, Technology and literature
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Mitchell, A. D. (n.d.). The Fraunhofer Society. Retrieved from http://www.nationalpubliclibrary.info/


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Technical Reference Publication

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Excerpt: Forward The Fraunhofer Society. A Unique German Contract Research Organization Comes to America describes a mechanism of industry, university, and government technology collaboration, which has played an important role in bridging the innovation gap in Germany, and is now establishing a presence in the United States.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07 Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09 Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Part 1 The German Innovation System and the Fraunhofer Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 1.1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 1.2. The German Social Market Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 1.3. The German Science and Technology System . . . . . . . . . . . 18 1.4. Filling the Innovation Gap in a Social Market Economy . . . 20 1.5. End Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Part 2 The Dynamics of the Fraunhofer Model of Government-Industry Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2.1. Fraunhofer Mission and Strategic Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2.2. The Fraunhofer Establishments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2.3. The Fraunhofer Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.3.I. Government Funds Supplement Total Revenues . . . . 22 2.3.II. Research Performed by High-Skilled Low-Cost Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 2.3.III. Contract Research Captures ?Cycles of Development? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 2.3.IV. Patent Policy Gives Edge in Controlling Technology 27 2.3.V. Not-for-Profit Status Allows Pursuit of Innovation Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2.4. The Fraunhofer Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2.4.I. Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2.4.II. Strategic Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2.5. Fraunhofer Contract Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 2.5.I. Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 2.5.II. Research Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 2.5.III. Range of Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 2.5.IV. Customer Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2.5.V. Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 2.6. Fraunhofer Government Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.6.I. Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.6.II.Technology Policy Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

 

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