Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

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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New business division »Water«

Fraunhofer IKTS provides solutions for the treatment of waste water and industrial process water – from multifunctional components to compact overall systems. Our successful methods focus on combining ceramic membranes for micro-, ultra- and nanofiltration with electrochemical, sonochemical and photocatalytic processes.

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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.


Arnstadt / Germany / May 12, 2021


Science meets art – exhibition opened at the BITC

“Viewpoints” is the theme of the art exhibition opened at the Battery Innovation and Technology Center in Arnstadt - the prelude to a changing art installation at the Fraunhofer IKTS site.


Dresden / Germany / May 11, 2021


Dr. Christoph Zeh nominated for Saxon Transfer Award 2021

Fraunhofer IKTS is pleased to announce the nomination of Dr. Christoph Zeh for the Saxon Transfer Award 2021. With his know-how, he decisively advanced the spin-off of Senodis Technologies GmbH from Fraunhofer IKTS.


Dresden / Germany / May 10, 2021

Press release

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”.

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)