Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

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 Awards 2020

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

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German Packaging Award

GOLD-Award in the category "Sustainability" for Development from the Fraunhofer ISC.

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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.


Winning Team

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


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


Press Release / 19.11.2020

EU-Project »BIG-MAP«

Accelerate the development of new generations of batteries

Sustainability Awards 2020

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

ATC Special –
Online Edition

Industrial Inorganic Chemistry - Materials and Processes

Feb. 25–26, 2021

Press Release / 20.11.2020

European Lithium
Institute eLi

New Approach to Sustainable Lithium

Recycling is key to ensure a sustainable European battery industry

Interview with Dr. Henning Lorrmann


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


Battery 2030+: Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future


Fraunhofer Translational Center Regenerative Therapies

New cell-based tissue models and test systems, scalable production processes and biological vascularized implants.


Project TheraVision – Innovative therapy against cancer

In the "TheraVision" project, five Fraunhofer Institutes have set themselves the goal of establishing a widely applicable platform technology for an innovative, sustainable cancer therapy that combines cancer-killing viruses and immunotherapy. The activation of the immune system against the degenerated tumor cells is a novel promising therapeutic approach.

Press Releases


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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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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EU project BIG-MAP accelerates the development of the next generation of super batteries

Batteries will play a crucial role in the phase-out of fossil fuels, in particular in the transport sector. If the goal of reducing CO2 emissions in Germany by 55 percent by 2030 is to be achieved, future batteries must above all become more sustainable and also cheaper. That is a big challenge, because the development of new batteries takes a long time - longer than we can wait for the green transition. The EU project BIG-MAP (Battery Interface Genome - Materials Acceleration Platform), aims at accelerating the speed of battery development by changing the way of inventing, so that future sustainable and ultra-high-performance batteries can be developed 10 times faster than today.
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New test procedure to replace worldwide standard animal testing - project launched

The ImAi project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is intended to create an animal-free replacement for the Draize test on rabbits used worldwide to assess the eye irritancy potential of chemicals. The new test is based on tissue models of the cornea cultivated in the laboratory. At the end of the project, a new standard procedure should be available for use worldwide.
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Here you will find our scientific publications, specialist information (e.g. flyers) and annual reports.


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.




Fairs and Events


Woche der Umwelt 2021

In cooperation with the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites to »Woche der Umwelt« in Berlin. From June 10-11 2021, the Fraunhofer ISC will participate in the exhibition in the park of Bellevue Palace. 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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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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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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ArabLab 2020

POSTPONED to 2021!! Next Arablab is in March 2021. We will present the AQUAJUST, a computer-controlled calibration device for calibrating volumetric instruments (volumetric flasks, graduated cylinders) and the Marking Firing Device (MFD) for burning enamel marks on calibrated volumetric flasks. PLease visit our booth to learn more about our thermo-optical measuring systems. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth 417.
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