Many of our stakeholders demand of us as an independent and neutral research organisation to take our position on controversial issues and thus to support participatory processes. The public should receive an assessment of Fraunhofer UMSICHT on topics which currently attract the attention of society, science and economy. Within the series of position papers »Fraunhofer UMSICHT takes position« we cover these issues in order to make a contribution towards greater objectivity in emotional debates. At the same time we would like to show whether and how we can help to solve the societal challenges.
We have released our first position paper on the topic of microplastic pollution. Further position papers will follow.