Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

German Packaging Award

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

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Bio-based Material of the Year 2020

3rd place for the bioORMOCER® layers at the ''Bio-based Material of the Year 2020'' Innovation Award

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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.

 

Partner for EU projects

Fraunhofer ISC has an excellent record of accomplishments in European collaboration and can build on a large international network of research partners from industry as well as research.

 

Bioeconomy at Fraunhofer ISC

Sustainable solutions for the refinement and efficient material use of biogenic materials

Bio-based Material of the Year 2020

Award for the bioORMOCER® layers at the ''Bio-based Material of the Year 2020'' Innovation Award

 

Recycling is key to ensure a sustainable European battery industry

Interview with Dr. Henning Lorrmann

Membership with EPIC

The Fraunhofer ISC recently became a member of the European Photonic Industry Consortium EPIC, where it contributes its expertise in the field of materials development for optics and photonics.

 

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

24.9.2020

German Packaging Award for bioORMOCER® coatings

The conversion of packaging to recyclability, biogenic raw materials or compostability poses great challenges for industry. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC supports packaging manufacturers in this change with sustainable multifunctional barrier coatings for easily recyclable, biobased or compostable packaging. For this development, Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab was honoured on September 24, 2020 with the German Packaging Award in Gold in the category "Sustainability".
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27.5.2020

ASTRABAT: developing a new battery to boost Europe’s electric mobility

A new European project has been launched to design an innovative high-energy and safe, solid-state lithium-ion battery cell for the electric vehicle market and beyond.
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8.4.2020

Research against the corona virus -
tissue models for rapid drug testing

The pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is placing unprecedented restrictions on public life and economy. The global research efforts to fill the knowledge gaps regarding the new pathogen and to develop effective therapies are correspondingly large. In Wuerzburg, too, researchers from the Fraunhofer Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies are working together with the virologist Prof. Dr. Bodem from the University of Wuerzburg to identify active substances against the virus.
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2.4.2020

Battery 2030+: Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future

The European large-scale research initiative BATTERY 2030+ presents the long-term research roadmap that outlines the actions needed to invent the sustainable batteries of the future.
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Publications

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.

 

 

Newsletter

Fairs and Events

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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7.9.2020

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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9.6.2020

Woche der Umwelt 2021

POSTPONED to 2021!! New date will be announced. In cooperation with the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites to the "Woche der Umwelt" in his Berlin office. The Fraunhofer ISC participates at 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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9.6.2020

Woche der Umwelt 2020

POSTPONED to 2021!! New date will be announced. In cooperation with the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites to the "Woche der Umwelt" in his Berlin office. The Fraunhofer ISC participates at 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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