FRAUNHOFER - IMM
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. With its clear focus on applied research and on future-oriented key technologies, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft plays a central role in the innovation process in Germany and Europe. Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM is the institute involved in the INCITE project.
IMM works in the fields of energy and chemical technology as well as analysis systems and sensors. Its scientists perform the transfer from the scientific idea towards innovation. Thereby, they are able to improve the reliability and efficiency of compact material and energy conversion systems as well as of decentralized, mobile power supply units. They increase process reliability and availability of materials, measurement data and information for product, manufacturing and analytical issues, also in the field of diagnostics. They improve the reliability of process monitoring and increase the robustness of sensors. Their laboratory and pilot scale system solutions can straightly and consistently be transformed into production scale.
The Division Energy and Chemical Technology of Fraunhofer IMM acquired a broad expertise in the areas of process simulation, system design and control, reactor construction, catalyst development and stability testing, and complete system integration and testing. The development of continuous chemical processes (Flow Chemistry) belongs to its core competences. This covers the process development itself, the design and realization of structured reactors and the compilation of compact plants. The activities address the needs especially from fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries demanding for intensified, modular and flexible production concepts. Current focal application areas are amongst others synthesis of instable intermediates for further processing, electrochemistry, photochemistry, polymerization reactions and the use of additive manufacturing technologies for the realization of flow reactors. The expertise in Flow Chemistry is documented in numerous publications.
Role in the project:
Fraunhofer IMM is mainly involved in the agrochemical track, dealing with the demonstration of the flow chemistry processes including flow reactor realization and contributing to the design of the demonstrator.