Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

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At the joint stand of Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH, we will show coating solutions, tailor-made nanoparticles, microstructures, sensors / actuators as well as cost-efficient manufacturing processes for upscaling.

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Carrypore - New material for better cell proliferation

The Fraunhofer ISC pursues material-based approaches to make the propagation of relevant cell lines more cost-effective and reproducible.

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

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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.


Project Center for Stem Cell Process Engineering

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

Press Releases


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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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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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.






... about Fraunhofer ISC



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

Fairs and Events


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 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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LOPEC 2020

From January 25 - 26, 2020, the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at LOPEC in Munich. At the joint booth with Fraunhofer EMFT, 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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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. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth 417.
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