Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Green Batteries Conference 2021
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Green Batteries Conference 2021

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Federal Cross of Merit for Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl
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Congratulations!

Institute Director Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl received the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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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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Building Fraunhofer ISC
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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 industrially applicable solutions for affordable health care and regenerative therapies, resource and energy efficiency, sustainability and circular economy.
We strongly focus on the use of bio-based and economically friendly raw materials, the avoidance of critical raw materials as well as on smart and sustainable processing techniques. In addition to contract R&D, the Fraunhofer ISC can provide analytical services, perform characterization tasks, optimize processes, design customized testing devices and support the upscaling of production and processing techniques to pilot scale.

News from Fraunhofer ISC

 

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

 

Battery 2030+: Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future

 

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.

 

Project »NewHyPe«

New Hybrid Paper: As part of the NewHyPe project, Fraunhofer ISC has joined forces with other research institutes and companies from Norway, Finland and Germany to develop new mulch papers.

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.

 

Winning Team

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

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

Fields of expertise at Fraunhofer ISC

 

Center for High Temperature Materials and Design HTL

The HTL develops high-temperature materials, components and measurement methods and thus optimizes thermal processes.

 

Fraunhofer Translational Center Regenerative Therapies TLC-RT

The TLC-RT develops new cell based tissue models / test systems, prototypes and biological vascularized implants.

 

Center of Device ­Development CeDeD

The Center of Device Development CeDeD develops, designs and builds special scientific devices and research systems according to individual customer requirements.

Press Releases

29.7.2021

Federal Cross of Merit with Ribbon
for Institute Director Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl

Bavaria's Secretary of the Interior Gerhard Eck will hand over the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research Würzburg, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sextl, on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in the Fürstensaal of the Würzburg Residence.
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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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Fraunhofer ISC

 

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

 

Annual Reports

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

 

 

Publications

Here you will find our scientific publications, specialist information (e.g. flyers) and annual reports.

Fairs and Events

15.11.2021

ARABLAB 2021

At ARABLAB 2021, Fraunhofer ISC will present technologies from the Center of Device Development CeDeD and the Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies TLC-RT in Hall 4, Booth 510: AQUAJUST® CAM for the adjustment of laboratory glasses and an INCUBATOR system for tissue engineering.
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3.11.2021

International Conference on Advanced Smart Materials and Structures (ASMaS 2021)

Dr. Holger Böse from the Center Smart Materials and Adaptive Systems CeSMA at Fraunhofer ISC has been invited as keynote speaker at the 1st International Conference on Advanced Smart Materials and Structures (ASMaS-2021). He will present on "Soft and Stretchable Sensor Technology Based on Electroactive Polymers".
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5.10.2021

Green Batteries Conference 2021

The Green Batteries Conference 2021 is dedicated to providing a look at the entire battery value chain, from raw materials to current and future cell and system technologies, operation and maintenance, end-of-life, reuse, recycling - reprocessing of battery components, functional materials, and the political and regulatory framework. International experts from upstream and downstream the value chain meet virtually to discuss the latest developments.
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28.9.2021

FACHPACK 2021

FACHPACK is one of the most important European trade shows for packaging, technology and processes. This year, Dr. Victor Trapp (Sales and Marketing), Dr. Ferdinand Somorowsky (Chemical Coating Technology/bioORMOCER®) and Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel (Particle Technology), among others, will be on site as trade visitors and will be available for discussions. They have numerous innovations from the fields of packaging and logistics in their luggage.
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