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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Berlin / Germany / February 13, 2020


New standards for sustainable agriculture - Fraunhofer IKTS advises agricultural certifiers

The Fraunhofer IKTS advises the world's leading certification body for agriculture GLOBALG.A.P. on the revision of its certification standards for "Good Agricultural Practice". The Institute is contributing its expertise in the areas of water treatment, nutrient recycling, closed-loop and cognitive agriculture.


Dresden / Germany / January 6, 2020


The fake chocolate bar

(Almost) everyone eats and loves them. It is often described as a small sin for in-between times and yet it is eaten at any time of day. The talk is of course of chocolate.


Dresden / Germany / December 3, 2019

Press release

Fraunhofer starts development of refrigerant-free, energy-efficient electrocaloric heat pumps

Heat pumps play a decisive role in the energy transition: Sustainably generated electricity provides heat in winter and a good climate in summer.


Tokyo / February 26–28, 2020

Trade fair

Battery Japan 2020

Fraunhofer IKTS shows, how to efficiently automate the production of customized solid-state batteries.


Dresden / February 26–28, 2020

Trade fair

17. International Rail Vehicle Conference Dresden

At the accompanying exhibition Fraunhofer IKTS will present methods and systems for testing and monitoring railway components and infrastructure.


Paris / March 3–5, 2020

Trade fair

JEC World International Composites Show

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.


Erfurt / March 10–12, 2020

Trade fair

11th Symposium on NDT in the railway sector

Methods and systems for testing and monitoring railway components and infrastructure will be presented by Fraunhofer IKTS at this event of the DGZfP.


London / March 17–19, 2020

Trade fair

Oceanology International OI2020

At the world’s largest ocean technology exhibition and conference, Fraunhofer IKTS presents advanced ceramics and condition monitoring for subsea applications.


Sites of Fraunhofer IKTS

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

USA: Storrs (Connecticut)

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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