The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg offers first-class expertise in materials science with many years of experience in processing, applying and analysing materials.
Scarcity of raw materials, competitive pressure and a shortage of skilled labour are just some of the many challenges facing the manufacturing industry. Researchers at the ISC are focussing on industrially applicable solutions for affordable healthcare and regenerative therapies, resource and energy efficiency as well as sustainability and the circular economy.
Particular attention is paid to the use of bio-based and business-friendly raw materials, the avoidance of critical raw materials and intelligent and sustainable processing techniques.
In addition to contract research and development, the ISC also offers production-related analysis and characterisation, process optimisation, equipment construction and the upscaling of manufacturing and processing methods to pilot scale.