Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

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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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.

 

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.

 

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

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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19.11.2020

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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19.11.2020

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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19.10.2020

International Packaging Award for Würzburg researcher

Dr. Sabine-Amberg Schwab from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg was presented with the Sustainability Award 2020 by Packaging Europe on 15 October. She received the award for the development of bioORMOCER®s, a sustainable material concept for plastic packaging. The jury particularly emphasised that bioORMOCER®s not only improve the properties of bioplastics and paper, but also make plastic packaging in general recyclable.
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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.

 

 

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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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