Highlights

Girls‘ Day Digital 2022

April 28, 2022 | For the digital Girls' Day 2022, Fraunhofer IKTS extended a virtual invitation to the chemistry lab. Participants from all over Germany were allowed to look over the shoulders of female lab technicians and scientists and got an insight into laboratory work. In addition to the most important laboratory do’s and don’ts, the focus was also on environmental protection. In an exchange with female employees, the students were able to ask their questions about training and careers at Fraunhofer.

Honorary colloquium Dr. Hagen Klemm

January 19, 2022 | Since the founding of Fraunhofer IKTS in 1992, Dr. Hagen Klemm has worked at the institute as a scientist, group leader, department head and valued colleague. His retirement from active service was marked with an honorary colloquium. The IKTS team and companions from outside the institute paid tribute to the milestones of his research at Fraunhofer IKTS and reviewed the long-standing and unifying collaboration in projects.

NDT on Tour

September 23, 2021 | In order to make current developments in the field of  non-destructive testing and condition monitoring accessible and tangible despite trade show cancellations, the concept of the NDT tour bus was developed at the Fraunhofer IKTS site in Dresden-Klotzsche. For this purpose, a van was equipped with measuring instruments and demonstrators and these were presented at the DGZfP training center in Berlin on September 23, 2021. The offer received much attention and shall be repeated at regular intervals. If you are interested in visiting our tour bus, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fraunhofer Early Morning Science

September 12, 2021 | At the media breakfast, Dr. Faßauer presented new water technologies and closed-loop concepts of IKTS, with which wastewater from municipalities, energy plants or mining can be treated more efficiently to obtain clean drinking water. At the same time, considerable value-added potential can be tapped by producing targeted fertilizers from residual materials, recovering metals and other raw materials, and producing hydrogen for electricity and heat.

Honorary colloquium Dr. Bärbel Voigtsberger

September 16, 2021 | On the occasion of her 70th birthday, an honorary colloquium for former institute director Dr. Bärbel Voigtsberger took place on September 16, 2021 in the Hermsdorf town hall. The organizers secured Daniel Störzner (LCP Laser Cut Processing), Dr. Meinhard Schwefer (thyssenkrupp) and Michael Philipps (Endress+Hauser) as speakers. The subsequent get-together provided an opportunity for many conversations with former employees and companions.

Sensor Space Summer School

August 2–6, 2021 | As the first event of the Tridelta Campus Sensor Space, the
Sensor Space Summer School of Fraunhofer IKTS welcomed participants at the Hermsdorf Vocational School. Students from grades 7 to 11 gained insights into programming, plant engineering and automation during the one-week vacation course. Microcontrollers, sensors and a programming interface for beginners were used. The goal was to teach basic concepts of Industry 4.0 and to spark interest in STEM subjects.

abonocare® digital conference

July 6, 2021 | How manure, sewage sludge, fermentation residues and organic waste can be turned into resources again: At the abonocare® online conference, around 100 participants from business, science and politics learned about new technologies for sustainable and economical nutrient recycling from organic residues. In addition, the legal framework conditions, operator models and application potentials of novel fertilizer products were discussed.