Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

Future factory Lusatia: answers to the global resource hunger#

A strong alliance of Saxon scientific institutions, with numerous supporters from business and the region, wants to find groundbreaking solutions to challenges that are on the global agenda and are also particularly visible in the Saxon coal-mining region in the new “Future Factory Lusatia”.

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The new Fraunhofer IKTS Annual Report 2020/2021 is now available.#

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New IKTS site#

Fraunhofer IKTS develops efficient recycling processes, digitalized manufacturing and test methods, as well as novel cell concepts for economical and sustainable battery production.

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Fraunhofer IKTS vs. Corona#

The outstanding property portfolio of advanced ceramics offers the best basis for applications in biomedical analysis or infection control. The Fraunhofer IKTS uses its expertise in materials research to offer solutions for combating the coronavirus pandemic.

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Competence in ceramics#

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The institute‘s three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent Europe‘s largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics.

As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.

Dresden / Germany / July 22, 2021


Fraunhofer IKTS Project Group “Cognitive Material Diagnostics“ well connected in Lusatia

The competition for two large-scale research centers in Lusatia in Saxony and in the Central German coalfields is currently underway.

Arnstadt / Germany / July 12, 2021

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Future technology hydrogen with new application center in Thuringia’s Erfurter Kreuz

The use of hydrogen holds great potential for decarbonizing industry and thus makes an important contribution to protecting the climate.

Hermsdorf / Germany / July 9, 2021


12.7 million euro funding for regional advanced ceramics alliance SAPHIR at the Tridelta Campus Hermsdorf

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the “SAPHIR” innovation concept coordinated by TRIDELTA CAMPUS HERMSDORF e.V. with 12.7 million euros.

Annual Report 2020/2021

The annual report of Fraunhofer IKTS provides information and reports about our latest results of research.


The Fraunhofer IKTS is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 13485 and DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025.

Sites of Fraunhofer IKTS

Germany: Dresden, Hermsdorf, Pleissa, Pöhl, Schmalkalden, Leipzig

USA: Storrs (Connecticut)