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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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 and EN ISO 13485


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Dresden / Germany / 16/2/2018

Press release

Fraunhofer establishes new research center in Portugal

Fraunhofer has joined forces with Portugal’s national funding agency for science, research and technology to establish a new research center focusing on the topics of smart agriculture and water management.


Dresden / March 21–23, 2018


ALD for Industry

Together with the ALD Lab Saxony and Cool Silicon e. V., Fraunhofer IKTS presents future potentials of atomic layer deposition (ALD) for common and new markets such as sensory and energy.


Munich / April 10–13, 2018

Trade Fair

Ceramitec | 93rd DKG Annual Meeting

The leading international trade fair is the hotspot of the ceramics industry. At the booth and as part of the comprehensive conference program, visitors will get to know our innvoations.


Stuttgart / Germany / April 24–27, 2018

Trade fair

32nd 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.


Dresden / Germany / 18/6–22/6/2018


ICIM 2018 | 15th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes

The ICIM is held every second year all over the world in rotation. In 2018, the conference will be held in Dresden, with Fraunhofer IKTS being the main organizer. The conference will be accompanied by an industrial exhibition.


Dresden / Germany / October 24–26, 2018


10th International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace

Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation (NDT, NDE) is one of the major requirements in aerospace structural design and subject of this conference series.


Sites of Fraunhofer IKTS

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

USA: Storrs (Connecticut)

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