Fraunhofer-Institutes at the SMM 2022



Fraunhofer Transportation Alliance

The aim of the Waterborne working group is to support shipping companies, shipyards, ports, logistics service providers and the maritime supply industry in fulfilling their tasks and to develop solutions tailored to the customer.

The Fraunhofer-Forum Waterborne with the title "Shipping Under Extreme Conditions" will take place at this year's SMM on September 5, 2018.


Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML

The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML in Hamburg shows developments for autonomous maritime technologies, the use of artificial intelligence in innovative solutions and software solutions for operational ship management.


Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE

FKIE presents the »Bridge Attack Tool« and the »Cyber Incident Monitor« that can identify vulnerabilities and validate protective countermeasures to harden maritime systems in terms of cyber security.

Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT

Energy and propulsion are a focal point at Fraunhofer ICT. At the SMM, the use of silicon particles as an energy carrier in the maritime sector is shown.


Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM

In the field of maritime technologies, Fraunhofer IFAM deals with inquiries from the shipbuilding and offshore industries. An automated testing system for the evaluation of surface conditions has been developed at the institute, which is presented at SMM.


Fraunhofer Research Institution for Large Structures in Production Engineering IGP

IGP will be presenting a fully digitalised maintenance management system at SMM. Relevant information is provided on a process-specific basis using augmented reality.


Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

In the future, underwater structures can be examined with the aid of laser-based measurement technology. With its ULi underwater LiDAR system, Fraunhofer IPM has for the first time enabled optical 3D measurements over distances of several tens of meters in turbid water.

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Fraunhofer ISI conducts research on implementation and transformation pathways in transportation. Modelling tools include the agentbased transformation model MATISSE-SHIP shown at the SMM.


Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES

Fraunhofer IWES focuses on wind power systems, design concepts and scientific studies for zero-emission shipping. The focus is on maritime hydro- and aerodynamics, automation and systems engineering, and materials technology.


Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF

In order to monitor systems and processes, the LBF develops smart sensors that act independently of energy by means of elements for energy generation, so-called harvesters, and can thus be placed in places that are difficult to access. A rotary harvester is presented for applications in the drive train at the SMM.