‘How many start-ups did you help?’

Better cooperation between knowledge institutions and SMEs can take high-tech innovations further, argues Hamed Sadeghian. In addition, we need to look at better conditions for open innovation.

Measuring air pollution with a cell phone

The German Fraunhofer instiitute has developed a tiny infrared spectrometer that fits inside a cell phone and can be used to measure the quality of air or water and check if medication is counterfeit.

New for 3D-Printing: Flexible Circuits

Spare parts for the car, kitchen utensils, food and even human organs – there’s hardly anything left that can’t be produced with a 3D printer. […]