New Fraunhofer Center for Digital Diagnostics

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Fraunhofer bundles competencies for the targeted development of digital diagnostics solutions. In the Potsdam model region, new solutions and fields of application for digital diagnostics are being researched and developed in order to effectively support patient care and realize value-added potential in the region.

Since July 1, 2021, the newly founded Fraunhofer Center for Digital Diagnostics has been working on what is needed to support the care of patients in rural areas and how value creation potential can be realized in the region. New telemedical solutions and fields of application are to be researched and developed for the Potsdam model region in order to optimally position medical diagnostic care in rural and sparsely populated areas of Brandenburg.

The focus is on competencies in the fields of diagnostic instrumentation, data sciences and medicine. In addition to the Fraunhofer institutes involved, other institutes from the Fraunhofer Groups for Health Research, Information and Communication Technologies, Microelectronics, and Materials and Components are to be included on a project-specific basis. In this way, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is optimally combining its interdisciplinary competencies and expertise in the field of digital health management.

The new Fraunhofer Center will be funded with up to 25.7 million euros from the German federal budget over five years, as decided by the Bundestag on December 11, 2020. The German federal state of Brandenburg is contributing a further 4.8 million euros to the funding.


Participating institutions

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI
  • Branch of Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI [Website Fraunhofer IZI-BB] 
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE [Website Fraunhofer IESE]