Foundation stone for the new research building


© Fraunhofer IIS / EAS, Oliver Killig

From left to right: Architect Thomas Heinle; Dr. Peter Schneider, Director of Fraunhofer IIS / EAS; Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research; Dr. Eva-Maria Stange, State Minister of Saxony for Science and Art; Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft; Prof. Albert Heuberger, Executive Director of Fraunhofer IIS.

With the laying of the foundation stone on June 1, 2018, Fraunhofer IIS / EAS celebrated the start of the construction of its new institute building. In the presence of the Saxon State Minister, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange; the Parliamentary Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry of Research, Member of the German Parliament Thomas Rachel, and the Fraunhofer President, Professor Reimund Neugebauer, the work thus began on the new five-story building. The investment, which is worth around €25 million, will give research into complex electronic systems, intelligent sensors, and automation solutions more space in Dresden.

The new premises represent a significant improvement of the general conditions for research work. In particular, the numerous areas for experimental halls, electronics laboratories, and measuring rooms will offer the researchers ideal conditions for new developments.

The future workplaces are expected to be ready to occupy in 2020 and will have an overall area of around 4,300 m². Furthermore, the property also offers good prospects for future growth, possible extensions, and new workplaces.