Newsletter 4/2019

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Annual report 2018

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Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS

The Fraunhofer IST bundles its expertise in the field of energy storage in mutual collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS and IFAM.

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Mechanical engineering, tools and automotive technology

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Energy and electronics

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Life Science and ecology

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig is an innovative partner for research and development in surface technology, with expertise in the associated product and production systems.



Safe water “Made in Africa”

More than 100 million people in Southern Africa still have no access to clean water. Especially in rural areas, many streams, lakes or other natural sources are heavily polluted. Together with nine other European and African partners, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST has developed a decentralized water-purification system in order to change this.


Fraunhofer IST is a new member of the Fraunhofer Network Hydrogen

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has founded a hydrogen network - which now also includes the Fraunhofer IST, represented by Dr.-Ing. Marko Eichler. The aim of the network is developing hydrogen technologies to market maturity within a short period of time and therefore providing a contribution towards the energy revolution.


Position paper on the future of automotive production

How will the German automobile industry have to change in the face of digitalization, new markets, philosophies, and technologies? In its whitepaper, the Fraunhofer AutoMOBILE Production Alliance proposes some options and a concrete solution space. 



We will gladly send you the annual report of the Fraunhofer IST in digital form and inform you about our latest developments of the Fraunhofer IST.

Trade fairs and events

ak-adp Workshop

Braunschweig, March 25 – 26, 2020

”Innovative combination processes with precise spatially resolved plasma functionalization at atmospheric pressure” are the topic of the Fraunhofer IST at the Workshop.


Braunschweig, March 23 – 26, 2020

he Fraunhofer IST is again hosting the international conference on glass and plastics in the Stadthalle Braunschweig. A technical exhibition will accompany the scientific conference for three days.

Hannover Messe 2020

Hannover, April 20 – 24, 2020

Along a model process chain for the production of cutting tools the Fraunhofer IST demonstrates its expertise in surface engineering and the associated product and production systems.

FPHS 2020

Wolfsburg, May 27 – 28, 2020

As a scientific partner, the Fraunhofer IST is involved in the Conference on Future Production of Hybrid Structures for the first time.

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST

Main site Braunschweig

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST

Bienroder Weg 54 e
38108 Braunschweig | Germany

Phone: +49 531 2155 0

Site BS-Airport

Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS

c/o Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF)
Hermann-Blenk-Str. 42 | 
38108 Braunschweig | Germany

Site Wolfsburg

Fraunhofer Project Center Wolfsburg: Lightweight Construction and Electromobility

c/o Open Hybrid LabFactory e.V.
Hermann-Münch-Str. 1 | 38440 Wolfsburg

Site Göttingen

Application Center for Plasma and Photonics

Von-Ossietzky-Str. 100
37085 Göttingen


Site Dortmund

Dortmunder OberflächenCentrum DOC

Eberhardstraße 12
44145 Dortmund