Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Annual Report 2016/17

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Competitiveness in Lithium Industry

11 - 12 October 2017 in Würzburg, Germany — Register until 22 September 2017

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ECO COM'BAT - Sustainable energy storage with high-voltage batteries

The objective of the EU funded project is the development of a new kind of high voltage battery which will extend the driving range of electric vehicles, shorten charging times, reduce battery weight and enhance stability and durability.

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Fraunhofer lead project Go Beyond 4.0

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teams up with five other Fraunhofer institutes to develop novel strategies and process designs for three selected market-relevant applications in the automotive, aerospace and LED lighting sectors.



  • Battery Materials
  • Glass, Ceramics
  • Hybrid Polymers and ORMOCER®
  • Smart Materials
  • Sol-gel Materials


  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Coating Procedures
  • Lacquer Production
  • Particle Technology
  • Upscaling and Pilot Scale Production


  • Architecture and Construction
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Resources and Recycling
  • Surfaces


  • Battery and Cell Testing
  • Coating and Surface Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Materials Analysis


Press Releases


Smart buildings through innovative membrane roofs and façades

The Cooperative Research Project FLEX-G started on June 1, 2017 under the federal construction technology initiative named ENERGIEWENDEBAUEN funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi, funding reference 03ET1470A). The main goal of the research project is to investigate technologies for the manufacturing of translucent and transparent membrane roof and façade elements with integrated optoelectronic components. The focus lies on a switchable total energy transmittance (often referred to as the solar factor or solar heat gain, and “g-value” in Europe) and on flexible solar cell integration to significantly contribute to both energy saving and power generation in buildings.

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Molecular motor-powered biocomputers

Launch of a five-year, 6.1 million euros EU-Horizon 2020 project that aims to build a new type of powerful computer based on biomolecules

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Launch of project ECO COM'BAT: Sustainable energy storage with high-voltage batteries

Cruising range is one of the greatest challenges for the rapid implementation of electromobility in Europe. Ten partners from industry and research organizations now join forces in the EU funded project ECO COM'BAT, coordinated by the Fraunhofer Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies, part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, to develop the next generation of lithium-ion batteries – the high-voltage battery. Better performance is not the only goal for the new battery. Compared to conventional batteries the new type should be more powerful and with regard to the materials used even more sustainable. The main task here is the substitution of conventional, often expensive, rare or even critical materials.

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Microoptics – A smarter and faster way to replicate complex freeform structures

As a true 3D lithography technology Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP) allows to fabricate arbitrarily shaped microstructures especially suited for innovative optical applications. Up to now the technology has not reached industrial scale due to its rather limited throughput level. Fraunhofer ISC pursues different strategies to accelerate the process. The Institute presents its R&D competencies and latest technologies for optical and microoptical applications at the German Pavilion on the Photonics West in San Francisco from 31 January to 2 February 2017.

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Fairs and Events


Competitiveness in Lithium Industry

11.10.2018 »Competitiveness in Lithium Industry« aims at discussing the whole lithium value chain: market, sources, extraction, uses, applications, recycling, etc., during two lunch-to-lunch days:

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IDTechEX Europe 2018

Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at IDTechEX Europe in Berlin from 11 to 12 April, 2018. Come see us at booth W14!

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nano tech 2018

14.02.2018 Also this year Fraunhofer ISC is exhibiting at the nano tech's German Pavilion in Tokyo from February 14th to 16th. Hybrid materials for microelectronics are shown among other things. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth!

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Particle-Based Materials Symposium

9.11.2017 Particles deposited as films, embedded in matrices, aligned in fibers, and all other particle-based materials are covered by this symposium. A strong focus will be on material properties that can be achieved using particles and would be hard to obtain using other approaches.

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