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 2018/2019

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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Hermsdorf / Germany / April 15, 2019

Press release

New pilot center for batteries and membranes: ground-breaking ceremony marks begin of construction

Ceramic batteries and membranes for filtration and gas separation – these are the research topics that will be the focus of the future "Pilot Center for Powder Synthesis and Extrusion".


Hermsdorf / Germany / March 29, 2019


Launch of model region for the implementation of hydrogen technologies

Fraunhofer IKTS part of H2-Well project. The project network H2-Well for the development of a model region to implement hydrogen technologies on site will be funded over the next five years with approx. 15 million euros from funds of the Federal Research Ministry.



Singapore / Korea / March 29, 2019


Fraunhofer IKTS on tour – successful presentation in Singapore and Korea

Eight IKTS scientists travelled through Asia with the aim of raising the Institute's profile and initiating projects with local industrial companies and research institutions.


Nuremberg / Germany / May 7–9, 2019

Trade fair


By taking an integrated approach to materials, pro­cesses and systems design, Fraunhofer IKTS realizes robust microsystems. Meet us at the EMS park on booth 5-202!


Stuttgart / Germany / May 7–10, 2019

Trade fair

33nd Control – International trade fair for quality assurance

As the world's leading trade fair for quality assurance, Control brings together international market leaders, innovative suppliers and users from all over the world.


Erfurt / Germany / May 9, 2019

Trade fair

Forum "Power-to-X"

The expert forum takes a critical look at the economic and technical challenges of technologies for sector coupling and presents current legal framework conditions, but above all also discusses the great opportunities and possibilities of Power-to-X technologies.


Jena / Germany / May 14–15, 2019

Trade fair

3rd Annual OptecNet convention

At the OptecNet Annual Convention 2019 in Jena, Germany, current trends and topics in the photonics industry will be discussed, competencies will be demonstrated and cooperation will be stimulated. For the first time, promising start-up initiatives from all over Germany will also be presented.


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)