Fraunhofer HHI – The Institute

Executive Directors

Managing Excellent Research

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Schell and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wiegand are the Executive Directors of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. Both scientists have a distinguished record of expertise in their fields of research.

Read more


About Us

Innovations for the Digital Society

At the heart of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute’s research work are developments of modern communication networks and multimedia systems. Colleagues develop concepts for innovative information technologies und create new applications for new products in partnership with the industry.

Read more


Challenges and Mission

Broadband Capacity is Growing Faster than Network Capacity

Traffic volume in networks (both fixed and wireless) has been continually growing by 30 to 50 percent per year for more than ten years due to the increasing use of IP-based services. There is no end in sight to this trend. On the contrary, peer-to-peer services and applications such as IPTV, Second Life or YouTube can only continue and strengthen this development.

Read more


Strengthening the Climate for Innovation

Fraunhofer HHI and its cooperation platforms

Network, research institute, development laboratory, Showroom – Fraunhofer HHI is offering all of that with its two cooperation platforms: the 3IT – Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies and the CINIQ Center/Smart Data Forum.

Read more