Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

ArabLab 2020

In March 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).

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

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Building Fraunhofer ISC
© Katrin Heyer for Fraunhofer ISC

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.



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.


Fraunhofer Translational Center Regenerative Therapies

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


Ultrasound in the service of museum cultural heritage

March 10, 2020 / Berlin

Symposium »SolTech meets Industry«, Nürnberg

February 12, 2020

Dr. Guinevere Giffin / Topic: Current Progress and Challenges in Battery Research and Development



International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics ICCG13

March 23–26, 2020 / Braunschweig

Dr. Marco Schott / Topic: Large-area electrochromic coatings based on metallopolymers



Press Releases


100 percent precision – efficient calibration and marking of laboratory glassware

The design and construction of specialized research tools and customized devices for accurate calibration of laboratory glass has a 30 year tradition at the Fraunhofer ISC. The focus is on calibration as well as the detection of production failures with 100 percent reliability and precision. Meet us at the German Pavilion on Arab Lab 2020 from 16 – 18 March, Both 417.
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New ways to avoid animal testing –
Human 3D Tissue Models Conference in Würzburg

Around 60 international experts met on November 7 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg to report on the state of the art in the field of 3D tissue models and prevention of animal experiments in the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Forum MedTech Pharma and the Fraunhofer Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies TLC-RT had invited to the conference, which is scheduled to take place annually.
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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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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 2020

In cooperation with the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites to the "Woche der Umwelt" on June 9 - 10, 2020 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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SID Display Week 2020

The Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at the SID Display Week from June 9 - 11, 2020, in San Francisco. The exhibition will include touch screen solutions for flexible displays, new materials for backplanes, diffractive optical elements (DOE) and scattering layers for light management.
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IDTechEx 2020

From May 13 - 14, 2020 the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at IDTechEx in Berlin. According to the booth motto »Material innovations for smart solutions«, we will present functional elastomers which can act as wearable technology in textiles as sensors or actuators. Furthermore, printed sensors, modifiable magnetic particles, nanoparticles for gas detection integrated into smoke detectors and flexible barrier coatings will be presented. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth D05.
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LOPEC 2020

From March 25 - 26, 2020, the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at LOPEC in Munich. At the joint booth with Fraunhofer EMFT and under the motto »Flex – Elast: materials and processing for flexible and stretchable electronics« we will be showing exhibits on the subjects of micro-optics, micro-electronics and sensor technology. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth B0.602.
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