Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

BISYKA - Synthetic rubber outperforms natural rubber

Synthetically produced rubber does not yet come close to the natural product in terms of abrasion resistance and tear resistance. But the raw material rubber tree is limited. In the "BISYKA" project, a synthetic rubber was developed that has better properties than natural rubber.

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70 years of Fraunhofer

Our 70th birthday is an occasion for us celebrate the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – with partners, colleagues and all those who want to shape the future.


This EU-funded project opens up new opportunities to improve the sustainability of high-voltage batteries.

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Project Center for Stem Cell Process Engineering

Aim: Transform stem cell processes into an industrial scale through automation.


Fraunhofer Translational Center Regenerative Therapies

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

Press Releases


Switch2save: A leap forward in smart windows and glass façades for highly efficient energy management using novel switching technologies

In modern architecture, large-area glazing is a continuing trend because of its appearance and design variety. Large southwards-oriented windows help to reduce the energy demand for heating in winter. However, large-area glazing may significantly increase the energy demand for cooling and air-conditioning in hot summers. Smart Glass Solutions – such as electrochromic (EC) and thermochromic (TC) windows and glass façades –control the radiation energy transfer with the "touch of a button" and thus can drastically reduce the energy demands for heating and air conditioning of large buildings. In addition, they allow superior indoor lighting comfort in contrast to conventional mechanical window blinds. On 1st October 2019, the EU-funded initiative "Switch2save" was launched to improve the availability and affordability of EC and TC smart glass technologies. The consortium of ten partners from research and industry will demonstrate the energy saving potential of smart glass solutions in two fully-operational buildings.
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Individualization of Products in Mass Production:
Development of cutting-edge Technology
within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project »Go Beyond 4.0«

Six Fraunhofer Institutes have succeeded in using digital printing and laser processes to realize the individualization of components in mass production environments. This opens up completely new possibilities for design and weight reduction through material savings.
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ECO COM'BAT opens up new approach to enhance sustainability of high-voltage batteries

Electromobility sets challenging requirements for new high performance batteries – cruising range, life span, safety, or charging times, to mention only a few. An intrinsic challenge is the resource need for a growing number of big car batteries. Ten partners from industry and research organizations successfully joined forces in the EU funded project ECO COM'BAT to develop a sustainable next generation of high-voltage lithium-ion batteries.
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Fraunhofer ISC and partners win 3rd place at the LABVOLUTION AWARD

On May 21, 2019, the first LABVOLUTION AWARDS were presented in Hannover. Together with BioRegio STERN, Goldfuß engineering, Biametrics and BioTeSys, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC has reached third place for their project APRONA. They were honored for the development of a two-armed robotic system that enables the automated production of nanoparticles. The first robotic prototype facility was presented at the LABVOLUTION.
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Annual Reports

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Fairs and Events


IDTechEx 2020

From May 13 to 14, 2020 the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at IDTechEx in Berlin. Among other things, we will present functional elastomers which can act as wearable technology in textiles as sensors or actuators. Furthermore, printed sensors, electrochromic materials and flexible barrier coatings will be presented. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth D05.
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ArabLab 2020

From March 16 to 19, 2020, the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at the German Pavilion at the ArabLab in Dubai. 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.
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nano tech 2020

The Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at the nano tech in Tokyo from January 29 – 31, 2020. At the joint booth of Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH, we will be showing coating solutions, customized nanoparticles, microstructures, sensors / actuators and cost-efficient upscaling production processes. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth 1W-V33.
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Human 3D Tissue Models: 3R in the Light of Drug Development and MDR

At the conference, representatives of research institutes, clinics and industry will present novel human 3D tissue models and test systems, applied in pharma research and development as well as for medical device testing. Upcoming technologies such as Bio-Printing or Organ-on-a-Chip will also be demonstrated.
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