Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

SUPERSMART project Paper-based printed sensors
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Winner OE-A Competition 2021

SUPERSMART research project: printed electronic components such as sensors and smart labels on paper in building a smart environment for production, retail and logistics.

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Automation in glass development
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Automation in glass development

Automation in Glass Development

Smart plant engineering by CeDeD enables #automation and #digitization in the development of special technical glasses!

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INNOHEALTH USA Winning Team
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Winning team

Tandem project MAXSAM becomes one of the winning teams of the InnoHealth USA campaign with OZA Analytic GmbH

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Sustainability Award 2020 Fraunhofer ISC
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Sustainability Awards 2020

Winners in the categories "Bio Based" and "Overall Winner": Our bioORMOCER® barrier coatings

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Corona Drug testing
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Research against the corona virus

The Fraunhofer ISC with its Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies is working together with virologists from the University of Würzburg to combat the virus: with rapid tests of potential active substances against SARS-CoV-2.

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Building Fraunhofer ISC
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As parent institute to quite a number of different entities, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Wuerzburg is privileged to combine first-rate expertise in materials science with long-standing experience in materials processing, application and analysis.

The Institute focuses on effordable health care and regenerative therapies, on resource and energy efficiency, and on sustainability, emphasizing the use of regrowing and economically friendly raw materials, the avoidance of critical materials as well as on smart and sustainable processing techniques. In addition to contract R&D, the Fraunhofer ISC can provide analytical services up into production, perform characterization tasks, optimize processes, design customized devices and undertake the upscaling of production and processing techniques to pilot scale.

 

Winner OE-A Competition 2021

SUPERSMART research project: printed electronic components such as sensors and smart labels on paper in the construction of a smart environment.

 

 

Project »INN-PRESSME« for a clean Europe

With its know-how on bio-based coatings, the ISC is part of the EU project to strengthen a sustainable European economy in the fields of packaging, energy, transport and consumers.

 

Automation in Glass Development

Smart plant engineering by CeDeD enables #automation and #digitization in the development of special technical glasses!

 

Winning Team

Tandem project MAXSAM becomes one of the winning teams of the InnoHealth USA campaign with OZA Analytic GmbH

Green Batteries Conference 2021

Online Event (free of charge)
October 2021, 5/12/19/26

Every Tuesday afternoon 1 p.m. to 5 p.m

Sustainability Awards 2020

Award in the categories "Bio Based" and "Overall Winner" for our development of the bioORMOCER® barrier coatings.

Presseinformation / 20.11.2020

European project “Spartacus” launched

Smart sensors for future fast charging batteries

Press Release / 19.11.2020

Project launch »ImAi«

New test procedure to replace worldwide standard animal testing - project launched

 

Battery 2030+: Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future

 

Press Release / 20.11.2020

European Lithium
Institute eLi

New Approach to Sustainable Lithium

 

Project TheraVision – Innovative therapy against cancer

Five Fraunhofer institutes are researching on innovative cancer therapy that combines cancer-killing viruses and immunotherapy.

 

COVID-19 pandemic: Important information on cooperation for customers and business partners

Press Releases

4.6.2021

Stepstone for sustainable batteries – greener carbons

Lithium-ion batteries require in addition to lithium metal a number of sophisticated functional materials for their performance. Some of them sound rather unspectacular: conductive additives. In fact, conductive additives like carbon black or carbon nanotubes are a decisive component for the performance and environmental benignity of lithium-ion batteries. The recently launched collaborative project HiQ-CARB aims to provide new carbons with a superior performance and a low carbon footprint for future green batteries in Europe. HiQ-CARB is receiving EU funding from EIT RawMaterials to scale up and validate this important battery material.
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14.4.2021

SUPERSMART – paper-based printed electronics as environmentally friendly and cost-efficient alternative

The SUPERSMART research project funded by EIT RawMaterials has shown proof: printed electronic components such as sensors and smart labels on paper can play an essential role in building a smart environment for production, retail and logistics. Efficient and reliable production processes make them economically competitive. In terms of resource conservation, climate and the environment, electronics printed on paper have outstanding advantages over conventional substrates and manufacturing processes for smart electronic components. The SUPERSMART project team is proud to have been selected by the international jury as the winner of the 2021 OE-A competition within the category "Best Publicly Funded Project Demonstrator". The award ceremony will take place on April 15, 2021.
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30.11.2020

Project launch KERES - Protecting cultural heritage in Germany from extreme climate events

Germany holds the EU Council Presidency until the end of December. In an ambitious program, Germany has set itself the goal of addressing the issues of climate change and the protection of cultural heritage, among others. However, there is still a lack of reliable data and scientific studies on how and, above all, which future extreme weather events will affect our cultural heritage in the various regions of Germany and what measures we can take to protect our cultural heritage. Over the next three years, researchers will investigate this for the first time for Germany in the BMBF-funded project "KERES". The research project is coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg together with the Fraunhofer EU Office in Brussels.
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20.11.2020

Smart sensors for future fast charging batteries – European project “Spartacus” launched

Faster charging, longer stability of performance not only for electric vehicles but also for smartphones and other battery powered products. What still sounds like science fiction today might be feasible in the future, not least thanks to innovations the recently started “Spartacus” research project wants to achieve. By utilizing advanced sensors and cell management systems, “Spartacus” aims to reduce charging times by up to 20 % without compromising the reliability and service life of batteries. The European Union is funding “Spartacus” as part of the Battery 2030+ research initiative.
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Publications

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Annual Reports

In our annual reports you will find reports on selected research activities as well as facts and figures about Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research.

 

 

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Fairs and Events

10.6.2021

Woche der Umwelt 2021

In cooperation with the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites to the digital »Woche der Umwelt«. From June 10-11 2021, the Fraunhofer ISC will participate as an exhibitor in the digital event. We will present biodegradable functional materials for environmentally friendly packaging solutions (bioORMOCER®) developed at the ISC. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth.
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29.4.2021

Workshop SafeVulca

FREE ONLINE-WORKSHOP / April 29, 2021: Multifunctionality can be generated via the targeted assembly of individual particles into complex structural units. Due to the new arrangement of the basic building blocks, these so-called supraparticles have the potential for new and extended functionalities/properties. In this workshop, the scientific and technological aspects of the synthesis, upscaling and application of these supraparticles will be discussed.
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17.2.2021

Photonics+ 2021

Meet the Fraunhofer ISC team on February 17 + 18, 2021 at Photonics+ ,a new, efficient networking event for the photonics industry. Take the opportunity to discuss the latest trends in additive manufacturing for optical systems with our photonics expert Dr. Sönke Steenhusen!
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26.10.2020

Fraunhofer Solution Days

As part of the project “Go Beyond 4.0”, Fraunhofer ISC is participating in the digital Fraunhofer event, the Solution Days, on October 26, 2020. You can look forward to the latest technology highlights, workshops and live chats with our experts. We are looking forward to your visit on our digital booth.
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