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-centred, immersive, real-time visual environments that allow users to interact with information.
The Centre also looks at the transfer of this applied research into 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.
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.
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.
The Next Generation Port Challenge 2013
Fraunhofer IDM@NTU was shortlisted as one of the seven proposals for the Next Generation Container Port (NGCP) Challenge in Singapore and was considered for the US$1 million top prize by an international judging panel.
The seven proposals were shortlisted from a total of 56 submissions from 25 countries.
The workshop was held at the Nanyang Executive Centre (NTU) on Thursday, 2 May 2013.
This, in turn, assists with quick and informed decision making.