Katja Arnhold

Katja Arnhold joined the Marketing & PR team at Fraunhofer IZM in May 2022. She is an editorial board member of RealIZM. Other focal points of her work at IZM are video marketing and market analyses. Katja has 20 years of experience in corporate communications and B2B marketing. She has worked for two private weather service providers and for the world market leader in premium alcoholic beverages, among others. She studied communication and media sciences, business administration and psychology at the University of Leipzig, holds a master degree and is a member of the Leipzig Public Relations Students Association (LPRS).

A bionic sensor skin for semi-autonomous service robots in challenging land and underwater applications

A 50,000 square meter artificial reef off the Baltic coast and a green space following the trajectory of the Berlin Wall: Two places, about 240 km apart from each other and as different as could be. However, only a few…

Start-a-Factory at 5: A Modular Hardware Development and Production Lab

The borough of Wedding, situated in the north of Berlin, gets the hearts of electronics enthusiasts, startup entrepreneurs, and the R&D teams of SMEs racing. Since the end of 2017, Start-A-Factory (SAF) at Fraunhofer IZM has been offering a unique…

High speed with optical signals: Will the printed circuit board of the future be made of glass?

The backbone of our digital world is made of glass: A network of optical fibers spans the globe and lets data criss-cross our globe. We also experience the digital world through a pane of glass: We interact with the online…

First interdisciplinary research laboratory for high-tech textiles and textile-integrated electronics

The Textile Prototyping Lab (TPL) is the first interdisciplinary research lab for high-tech textiles and textile-integrated electronics. In the autumn of 2021, the innovation lab at Fraunhofer IZM in Berlin-Wedding was added to the laboratory space at the Berlin Weißensee School…

Sustainable mobile devices for the environment: Long live smartphones and tablets!

Mobility matters for people and their devices, but increasingly, so does sustainability. But smartphones, tablets, and the like generate considerable carbon emissions when they are produced and when they are used. In addition, valuable raw materials are used to make…

Science Communication as a Catalyst for Innovation in Microelectronics

Wanted: Your Opinion about the RealIZM Blog! RealIZM is Fraunhofer’s first blog on microelectronics and more: a knowledge communication platform. For three years now, we have been using our science blog to give the broader expert public a glimpse behind…

Space Electronics – Fit for Orbit!

The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 stipulates that every nation enjoys free access to space. For the last 20 years, more and more nations have been launching commercial projects in space. Private spaceflight companies are planning to use micro and…

Mission Impossible? The Art of Measuring Fluid Mechanics on Sails

To improve and enhance the performance of high-performance sails, it is important to know and optimize their fluid mechanical and structural properties. For ultralight textile structures – be it sails for ships or even paragliders and parachutes – it has…