Fraunhofer is EuropeÕs largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to peopleÕs needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on peopleÕs lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.