Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS

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.

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Annual report 2017/2018

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.

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Pune / India / February 15, 2019


IKTS intensifies cooperation with India – MoU signed for joint venture in energy storage

IKTS Institute Director Prof. Dr. Alexander Michaelis and two Indian technology companies signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" (MoU) during a delegation trip of the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and the Digital Society to India.


Braunschweig / Germany / February 7, 2019

Press release

Inauguration of the Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS in Braunschweig

The purpose of the new project center is to develop existing energy storage systems, both mobile and stationary, to the level of industrial maturity, and to demonstrate new solutions at a level of technological maturity of four to six.


Dresden / Germany / November 26, 2018

Press release

Working together for the industrialization of bipolar batteries with Lithium-ion technology

Better batteries for a greater range of electric vehicles – this is the goal of the “EMBATT-goes-FAB” project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.


Dusseldorf / March 12–March 14, 2019

Trade fair

Energy Storage 2019

Energy Storage Europe is the leading international trade fair for the global energy storage industry. Here, Fraunhofer IKTS shows efficient, advanced battery concepts.


Paris / March 12–March 14, 2019

Trade fair

JEC World International Composites Event

At the world's most important branch meeting in the area of composites, Fraunhofer IKTS presents new methods for the optimization and testing of CFRP and GFRP.


Bangalore / February 13–February 15, 2019

Trade fair

Clean India Show

The Clean India Show is India's leading trade fair for the hygiene and cleaning industry. The show targets the following sectors: Hygiene/Epidemic Control, Cleaning, Sanitation and Waste. The event is part of the current "Clean India" initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The "Swachh Bharat" campaign aims to make India much cleaner in all areas by October 2, 2019, Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birthday. The campaign also particularly promotes sustainability.


Tokyo / February 27–March 1, 2019

Trade fair

Battery Japan 2019

The next generation of energy storage: Fraunhofer IKTS shows active materials and components for all-solid-state batteries.


Dresden / Germany / September 23–25, 2019


Dresden Battery Days 2019

The 3rd Dresden Battery Days will be dedicated to the exchange of knowledge between international electrochemical energy storage experts. Focus topic of the symposium is “All-solid-state batteries – already on the way from the laboratory to production?”


Dresden / Germany / October 9–11, 2019


ISPA 2019

The symposium will focus on haptic solutions and medical applications as well as other technological developments related to piezoceramics and functional units to provide solutions for control and positioning tasks, measuring tasks, power supply, materials treatment, and ultrasound and vibration applications.


Current EU-Projects

  • AFLoNext – 2nd Generation active wing - active flow- loads & noise ...
  • BET-EU – Materials synergy integration for a better europe
  • CAPTure – Competitive solar power towers
  • CerAMfacturing – Ceramic components by additive manufacturing
  • FlexiFuel-SOFC – Fuel flexible micro-scale biomass CHP system
  • HiEff-BioPower – Highly efficient and fuel flexible CHP technology
  • INTEGRAL – 2nd generation of thermoelectric generators ...
  • MATCH – The creation of the materials common house
  • NDTonAIR – Training network in non-destructive testing ...
  • ProDIA – Manufacturing and control of nanoporous materials

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Sites of Fraunhofer IKTS

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

USA: Storrs (Connecticut)