On March 26th, 2019, a ceremony commemorates the founding of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Kontrapunkt is directing the ceremony in the Founding Hall of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy. To the day exactly 70 years ago, the Fraunhofer success story started in this location. The event is the starting point of Fraunhofer anniversary communication under the motto – #WHATSNEXT.
Bavarian State Reception at the Munich Residence
Within the Bavarian State Reception and the following dinner in the Kaisersaal of the Munich Residence, Fraunhofer focusses on the topic “Research for Europe”. Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, honoured EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger with the medal “The Fraunhofer” for his outstanding services to German and European innovation. With an exhibition under the motto “70 years – #WHATSNEXT”, Fraunhofer does not only bring the history of Fraunhofer to life for the 1,000 guests, but also its namesake, Joseph von Fraunhofer. Kontrapunkt is responsible for various events, as part of Fraunhofer’s anniversary year and was also responsible for organizing, realizing and directing the ceremony and the state reception, followed by the dinner.
With 72 current institutes and research facilities, more than 26,600 employees, an annual research volume of more than 2.5 billion euros and numerous international cooperations, Fraunhofer is one of the most effective research organizations. With a clear focus on new key technologies and markets, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is today one of the most important innovation engines of the German economy and Europe’s largest organization for applied research.