30 Years Fraunhofer IGD


Under motto "Into the Fourth Decade with Four Key Topics" researchers of the Fraunhofer IGD celebrate their 30th anniversary and introduce their research results

It all began in 1987 with a small workgroup in Darmstadt which was established by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Today, 30 years later the Fraunhofer IGD with its four locations in Darmstadt, Rostock, Graz and Singapore is an inter­nationally leading research institution for applied visual computing.

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Visual computing is image and model based computer science. It unites computer graphics and computer vision. Simply said, it describes the capability to transfer information into images and to gain In­for­ma­tion out of images. Into the fourth decade the Fraunhofer IGD starts with four new key themes: A main base is a common software platform. Building on the technological concept are the three key themes individual health, digitalized work and intelligent city as strategic areas of application.

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