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The online magazine of Fraunhofer FKIE presents current research topics  and solutions for the urgent challenges of our time.

»Digitalization in hazard prevention«

What opportunities and potential does digitalization offer for security authorities and emergency forces? And how can Fraunhofer FKIE support them?


Topic overview:


  • Fire department & disaster preparedness
  • Border & site security
  • Drone detection & defense 

Press releases



FKIE project "lokik" goes into test operation

An independent communication network and a flexible situation picture for the acute phase of a disaster: That is the goal of the "lokik" project, short for "Local Initial Crisis Management". In summer the project goes into test operation.



Bringing better IT security on board

Cyberattacks on industry and critical infrastructure are on the rise across the globe. Targets also include ships, which, by transporting billions of tons of goods around the world each year, form part of international supply chains — yet their on-board IT systems often lack secure protection. To raise awareness of the risks of inadequate cybersecurity at sea and to help develop defensive solutions for guarding against cyberattacks, the Fraunhofer FKIE has teamed up with the Fraunhofer CML to set up a modular maritime security lab. 



EnRicH 2023: Team FKIE starts with robot »Magni«

It's a record: for the first time, a total of 14 teams will compete in the European Robotics Hackathon (EnRicH) from 12 to 16 June 2023 - more than ever before. On the site of the nuclear power plant Zwentendorf participants will test the current state of their robotic systems. Team FKIE starts with the dual-arm robot "Magni".



Forensic experts from all over the world meet in Bonn

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and Fraunhofer FKIE will host the world-renowned Digital Forensic Research Workshop in March. The conference will bring together experts from around the world to discuss current and emerging challenges in digital forensics.

Upcoming Events



Hackathon I 12. - 16.06.2023

European Robotics Hackathon 2023

Robotics experts from all over the world meet at the nuclear power plant at Zwentendorf to test the current development status of their robotic systems.

Conference I 27. - 29.11.2023

Combined SDF and MFI Conference 2023

The IEEE Symposium Sensor Data Fusion and International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration takes place in Bonn.


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