The Thomas Gessner Award is a contribution of Fraunhofer ENAS to promote applied research by awarding a prize for excellent scientific work at the annual Smart Systems Integration Conference. The award is aimed at national and international master and PhD students in the field of Smart Systems Integration, whose thesis is at least assessed as “very good” and does not date back more than two years. The evaluation process considers in particular: The novelty of the scientific and methodical approach, Advance of knowledge, Implementation of the scientific results into the application and proof of economic success, Internationality.

The prize committee reflects the aspirations of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to support applied research and to ensure that scientific results are put into practical applications. In addition, it also reflects on the broad range of research activities in the field of Smart Systems Integration within Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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