First Fraunhofer Career Night Dresden

November 13, 2019 | About 40 students took the opportunity to explore the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS and IPMS at the 1st Fraunhofer Career Night Dresden. At the Campus Dresden-Nord the guests got to know different research areas and talked to Fraunhofer scientists. In addition to a lecture program, there were guided tours through both institutes and, as a highlight, an escape game.

Hybrid Materials and Additive Manufacturing Processes workshop

November 29–30, 2018 | The first HyMaPro workshop in cooperation of the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS and IWS focused on novel possibilities for the additive manufacturing of material hybrids. Around 50 international experts discussed the latest additive technologies for the production of metal, ceramic and hybrid components. Various production machines were demonstrated in practical laboratory workshops. A continuation of the workshop series is planned.

CIO-Campus: Innovative technologies for water management

November 14, 2018 | Clean technologies offer new opportunities and business fields for water purification and water management. The CLEANTECH Initiative East Germany (CIO) invited Central German experts from SMEs and science to the Fraunhofer IKTS in Dresden to discuss sustainable solutions for modern water management at the CIO Campus. The newly founded CIO Working Group on Water Management also started its work during the event.

Industry Day Silicon Nitride – a material for top performance

October 23–24, 2018 | Silicon nitride meets the highest reliability requirements even under extreme operating conditions – as cutting material, high-temperature component, insulator in microelectronics, medical device or machine component. Around 50 participants gathered information on current developments and application potentials of silicon nitride materials at the Industry Day.

10. International Symposium on NDT in Aerospace

October 24–26, 2018 | Almost 140 interested persons gathered at the Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe in Dresden to discuss current issues in the field of non-destructive testing for the aerospace industry. This year's programme focused on the topics "Simulation", "Big Data", "Robotics" and "Additive Manufacturing". In addition to plenary lectures and workshop sessions, the presentation of the 14 exhibitors was a highlight of the event.

ICIM | 15th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes

June 18–22, 2018 | More than 300 participants from 29 nations made the 15th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (ICIM) in Dresden to a unique platform to discuss recent research on membrane science, technology and application. This series of conferences has been established as a global high-level event on inorganic membranes and innovations.

Fraunhofer Early Morning Science

September 12, 2018 | For the 5th time, Dresden's Fraunhofer researchers reported on current projects: from filter systems for aquafarming to low-friction, lasered surfaces for the automotive industry, from environmentally friendly aluminum production to intelligent data glasses. Journalists on site had the opportunity for individual interviews. In a live stream via Periscope, Twitter or Facebook, interested parties were able to follow the event and ask questions live. Further press events are planned for 2019.


December 12, 2017 | 23 local companies and Fraunhofer IKTS founded together the local initiative “TRIDELTA CAMPUS HERMSDORF e. V.” in Hermsdorf, Thuringia. The initiative is to promote Hermsdorf as a high-tech location for technical ceramics and microelectronics/microtechnology to customers, specialists and investors and strengthen the site for the requirements of globalization. As a first step, the association is planning joint trade fair participations as well as a shared website.


November 30–December 1, 2017 | Electrochemical Machining (ECM) is a suitable technology to machine high strength or very brittle materials resulting in high surface qualities. At the ”International Symposium on ElectroChemical Machining Technology INSECT” experts from all over Europe discussed the latest findings on electrochemical basics, material properties, application trends as well as future prospects of ECM.

1st cerAMfacturing-Workshop

October 24, 2017 | At the 1st cerAMfacturing workshop international experts communicated latest project results in the field of suspension- and feedstock-based additive manufacturing of ceramic and multi-material components for personalized medical and consumer products.


September 24–26, 2017 | Prof. Heinrich Barkhausen discovered the effect named after him a hundred years ago. Reason enough to bring the 12th "International Conference on Barkhausen Noise and Micromagnetic Testing" to Dresden, Germany. In this city, where Barkhausens successfully worked, researched and lectured, 70 participants from 19 countries discussed industrial applications of the magnetic effect in non-destructive materials testing as well as new developments, potentials and challenges for the future.

Dresden Battery Days 2017

September 18–20, 2017 | Electrochemical energy storage technologies play a key role in the transformation of the energy system. At the 2nd Dresden Battery Days, almost 100 international experts discussed the current research and development of solid state batteries, production issues and aspects of future systems integration. The symposium takes place every second year in Dresden. In 2018 the experts will meet in Graz.


September 13–15, 2017 | The 7th International Symposium on Piezocomposite Applications ISPA focused on piezoceramic innovations from materials to systems. 65 international experts discussed market requirements and application potentials of piezoceramic composites for aerospace, ultrasound and sensor technology, energy as well as research services.

Researchers‘ Night Dresden

June 16, 2017 | A night creating knowledge: More than 2100 visitors came to see our 14 stations about the wide range of applications of high-performance ceramics, such as ceramic water filters, sensors, implants and light converters. Visitors had the chance to experience environmental research in the lab, too. Children were able to try screen printing, gild a cent and spectate the production of sugar-glass lollies.

25 Years Fraunhofer in East Germany

May 29–31, 2017 | Fraunhofer East celebrates its 25th anniversary! At the Fraunhofer annual meeting in Dresden, Hannes Richter, Petra Puhlfürß and Ingolf Voigt received the Fraunhofer Prize for the development of ceramic nanofiltration membranes. Fraunhofer IKTS also presented its research highlights at the interactive multimedia city tour through Dresden's historic center and at the science exhibition at International Congress Center Dresden.

EuroSimE 2017

April 2–5, 2017 | More than 160 electronics and microelectronics experts from 21 countries met at the 18th "International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems" in Dresden. In about 80 parallel lectures the attendees informed themeselves about the results of basic research and industrial applications in these areas.