Fraunhofer IDM@NTU

  • Official visit of PM Lee Hsien Loong to Germany (Dresden, Berlin) from 1-4 Feb 2015. Official visit of PM Lee Hsien Loong to Germany (Dresden, Berlin) from 1-4 Feb 2015.
  • Visit of His Excellency Dr Michael Witter, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Singapore at Fraunhofer IDM@NTU. Visit of His Excellency Dr Michael Witter, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Singapore at Fraunhofer IDM@NTU.
  • Personalized experiences: from real to virtual and back to real. Personalized experiences: from real to virtual and back to real.
  • "Discover Germany" "Discover Germany" "Discover Germany"
  • The Energy Dashboard The Energy Dashboard The Energy Dashboard
  • Waste Management Visual Cockpit Waste Management Visual Cockpit Waste Management Visual Cockpit
  • AR Learning Tools AR Learning Tools AR Learning Tools
  • Brain-Computer Interface technology Brain-Computer Interface technology Are you a cool driver? Neuroscience has the answer
  • Digital Marketing Digital Marketing Digital Marketing

The Fraunhofer IDM model

The Fraunhofer IDM research centre carries out applied research. The Centre looks at real world problems and uses technologies in the field of interactive digital media to provide visual solutions. In essence, the Centre looks at user-centered, immersive, real-time visual environments that allow users to interact with information.

The Centre also looks at the transfer of this applied research to the industry in terms of computer graphics and interactive digital media which includes visualisation on large-scale retina displays as well as mobile devices using intuitive interaction and augmented reality interfaces.

An essential cornerstone is the close collaboration with the various schools and colleges of the university providing a multi-disciplinary research environment to tackle great challenges in science, engineering and society.

Fraunhofer IDM@NTU is an enabler for various vertical sectors of the industry from health, manufacturing, maritime, transport, marketing, training and education.

Find out more about us.


From everyone at Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, here’s wishing one and all a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year!



Latest events at Fraunhofer IDM@NTU

Official visit of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long to Dresden, Germany
1-4 Feb 2015

2015-02-04 PM Lee visitCentre Director, Prof Wolfgang Müller-Wittig, joined the SBF/SGC business mission to Germany (Dresden, Berlin) in conjunction with the official visit of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.





Discover Germany at the German Embassy in Singapore
2 Feb 2015

Discover Germany

The “Discover Germany” software developed by Fraunhofer IDM@NTU can now be seen at the German Embassy in Singapore as a permanent installation.
Visitors can use a touch screen at the embassy to interactively explore Germany and get useful information about the German culture, tourist destinations and many more.



Global Young Scientists Summit 2015
23 Jan 2015

GYSS2015The third Global Young Scientists Summit 2015 was officially closed by President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Friday, 23 Jan 2015.

Talents from Fraunhofer IGD have been selected to participate in this year’s GYSS to learn from the distinguished speakers and to establish contacts to other young scientists from all over the world.



EURAXESS Links Conference
11 Nov 2014

20141111-euraxessConference2Fraunhofer IDM@NTU showcased its multi-touch marketing solution “Infoview” during the 2nd EURAXESS Links Conference held on 11 November 2014 at the Marina Mandarin hotel in Singapore.


Find out more details here.


IFATCA Asia Pacific Meeting
10 Nov 2014

20141110_SunQian.IFATCAHeld in Bangkok from 9-11th November, one of our research fellows, Dr Sun Qian, was there on behalf of Fraunhofer IDM@NTU, MAE and CAAS to attend the IFATCA (International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Association) AP Meeting.

She presented on the topic of “Human Factors in Future Air Traffic Management”. This topic provided a fresh perspective in terms of computer visualisation to the air traffic industry.


Media Exploits 2014
4 Nov 2014

mediaExploits2014Fraunhofer IDM@NTU took part in Media Exploits 2014 which was held on 4th November 2014 at Biopolis in Singapore.


Find out more about this event here.



Discover Germany launch at the 2014 Day of German Unity
2 Oct 2014

IMG_0628-001As part of the celebrations of the 2014 Day of German Unity in the German Centre in Singapore, Fraunhofer IDM@NTU presented its “Discover Germany” solution which will soon be installed as a permanent installation in the German Embassy in Singapore.



3D Vision Works (at least sometimes)!
2 Oct 2014

Prof MichaelGoeseleA talk by visiting Professor, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Goesele of
GCC – Graphics, Capture and Massively Parallel Computing, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Date: 2 October (Thursday)

Time:12pm – 1:00 pm

Venue: Fraunhofer IDM @ NTU


SME Expo 2014
20-21 Aug 2014

IMG_7201Fraunhofer IDM@NTU presented its latest visual marketing solutions on the 16th Annual SMEs Conference which took place at Suntec City exhibition halls in Singapore from 20-21 August 2014. The Centre showed our Augmented Reality technology as well as Infoland, a multi-touch platform as a tool for intuitive and effective marketing.


Read more about it here.

 Exhibit @ Visual SG: Fun with Molecular Motors
25-27 July 2014

Our new joint research work, which will be presented at the Visual SG Event (25th – 27th July) at the Science Centre Singapore.

For details of the research and exhibit, read more about it here.

CleanEnviro Summit 2014
1-4 June 2014

IMG_2891 Fraunhofer IDM@NTU participated in the summit as the technological partner of the National Environmental Agency (NEA) of Singapore. The centre showcased two different prototypes to enhance the processes of visual analytics and information gathering.

The CleanEnviro Summit was held in Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre from the 1st to the 4th of June.


Technnovation 2014
11 April 2014

SCCCI-logoCentre Director, Prof Wolfgang Müller-Wittig was one of the speakers at Technnovation 2014m organized by the SME Infocomm Resource Centre @SCCCI (Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

The event was held on Friday afternoon, 11 April at the SCCCI Exhibition Centre.


Discover Germany

thumbnail“Discover Germany” is an interactive visual presentation tool that showcases information about Germany.




CLIP 2014
CLIP2013The workshop series on Clinical Image-based Procedures (CLIP): Translational Research in Medical Imaging continues in 2014.

After successful events in Nice and Nagoya, CLIP will be held for the third consecutive time in conjunction with the MICCAI conference.




Fraunhofer IDM@NTU will be at CeBIT 2014. Look for us at the Fraunhofer family of exhibits in Hall 9 / Stand E 40.

Stay updated daily at CeBIT by following our Fraunhofer blog.


Academic Symposium on Asian Markets & Consumers

symposium logoFraunhofer IDM@NTU serves as one of the Knowledge Partners at the Academic Symposium on Asian Markets & Consumers from 18-19 December.

The event is hosted by the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI) at the Nanyang Technological University.



Augmented Reality Learning Tools for Anatomical Education

Innovative learning environments copyIn this project, Fraunhofer IDM@NTU and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU) collaborate  to bring the study of anatomy to the next level.

The goal of this project is to create new interactive and immersive learning experiences for medical students on the study of anatomy using Augmented Reality (AR) on mobile devices.


Serious about Games
SGSC2013Centre Director, Prof Wolfgang Müller-Wittig will be plenary speaker at the second edition of the Serious Games & Social Connect conference. The event will be held from 26-28 August 2013 at the Singapore Management University.

The event is jointly organised by the Asian Federation for Serious Games and the Serious Games Association.

Fraunhofer IDM@NTU is one of the supporting agencies for this event.


Connecting with BBC Future

The power of the mind … read what Prof Olga Sourina (Head, Cognitive Human-Computer Interaction) at Fraunhofer IDM@NTU shared with BBC Future.

BBC Future

Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities

Morgenstadt_CIty_Network“Morgenstadt: City Insights” is a joint research project on today´s cities as future markets for systems innovations towards smart and sustainable cities.

Several institutes of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft organisation have been working on a wide range of urban solutions and products for many years. Now their expertise and competence will be brought together in a visionary collaborative research initiative: Morgenstadt.


Fraunhofer and the BMW project

Brain-Computer Interface technologyFraunhofer IDM@NTU is involved in one of the three focus areas of the new Future Mobility Research Lab set up in Singapore as a BMW-NTU collaboration.

The Fraunhofer Centre is looking at “Human-Machine Interface for Future Car Driving”. The research is driven by Dr Olga Sourina who heads the Human-Computer Interaction research team at the Centre.