February 25, 2019
On the occasion of the 91st anniversary of the Heinrich Hertz Institute, the Fraunhofer HHI hosted the "Technology Innovation Day - 91 Years HHI" on February 22, 2019. Researchers of the institute gave insights into their current research work and their laboratories.
The event was particularly aimed at students from the Berlin and surrounding universities, who got a closer look on the diverse fields of work of the Fraunhofer HHI on this day. The varied program featured 21 lectures by scientists from the institute, which alternately took place at two Fraunhofer HHI locations. A live broadcast enabled the attendees to listen to every ten-minute lecture. Between the presentations, the guests could also take part in guided laboratory tours through the institute. The evening get-together offered the opportunity to make new contacts and to duly celebrate the 91st anniversary of the Heinrich Hertz Institute.
The Heinrich Hertz Institute was founded in the 1920s over a period of several months.
Prof. Karl Willy Wagner took over the management of the newly founded Heinrich Hertz Institute for Oscilliation Research on August 1, 1927. However, the Institute‘s foundation was formally completed only on February 23, 1928, with the awarding of the official seal by the Prussian Minister for Science, Art and Popular Education. In 2003 the Institute became part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.