For the second time in our 10 years history, the president of the largest applied research organisation in Europe, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, visited this Monday, September 16th, the Fraunhofer Portugal headquarters.
Under the scope of AICOS 10th Anniversary and Fraunhofer’s 70th Anniversary celebrations we received the visit of Professor Reimund Neugebauer, president of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
During the visit, Professor Neugebauer had the chance to assess the rapid evolution of Fraunhofer Portugal and was shown demos of some of the current projects developed at the Fraunhofer AICOS research centre.
We also had the chance to show the first results of our renewed SRA and business strategy, as the recent efforts in professional training and the successes in direct industry projects like TeleMedC (Ophta) and Sensry (Sense) and to testify our ever stronger connection to our Fraunhofer brother institutes.
Additionally, Professor Reimund Neugebauer invited us to take a look at important milestones, signposts and prospects in business development achieved during the first half of 2019, leaving an inspiring message for the coming future: “In 2019, the year of Fraunhofer’s seventieth anniversary, our research organisation continued its successful growth trajectory. It is your dedication and unwavering first-class performance that make Fraunhofer’s enduring success possible. On behalf of the entire Executive Board, I wish to warmly thank you all for everything you have accomplished”.
After increasing our total business volume by twelve percent in 2018, we expect to increase it still further in 2019 by another nine percent to 2.8 billion euros. Of this sum, we expect revenue from contract research to reach 2.3 billion euros. These financial results clearly reflect the already high and growing trust demonstrated by our partners in government and industry in our performance and in our constructive contribution to German and European research.
This visit reinforced Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s confidence in the AICOS team and in the work we have been developing at Fraunhofer Portugal.