Facing the crisis together.

more info

Newsletter 1/2020

more info

Sustainable development at the Fraunhofer IST

more info

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.

more info

Mechanical engineering, tools and automotive technology

more info


more info

Energy and electronics

more info


more info

Life Science and ecology

more info

Our services

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.



Facing the crisis together: Ideas and solution approaches

The Fraunhofer IST is contributing towards combating the corona pandemic by means of numerous projects, some of which are funded via the central action program of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, “Fraunhofer vs. Corona”.


Affordable, green, Neo-PEC

The joint project “Neo-PEC“ aims to develop a tandem module that will be able to produce green hydrogen in a clean and cost-effective manner, thus enabling a decentralized hydrogen supply using an energy carrier which is transportable according to demand. Fraunhofer funds the research on this innovative hydrogen technology.


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

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.

PSE 2020

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, September 6 – 11, 2020

The Fraunhofer IST participates in the two-day exhibition of the conference as part of the joint booth of the Competence Network INPLAS.

IFAT 2020 (canceled)

The next date is May 30, 2022 to June 3, 2022.

IBPC 2020

Braunschweig, November 2 – 4, 2020

The call for abstracts for the International Battery Production Conference has just opened. Submit you proposal until May 31, 2020.


Sustainable development at the Fraunhofer IST

The Fraunhofer IST has also anchored sustainability in its mission statement. For the work at the institute, objectives 3, 6, 7, 9 and 12 are particularly relevant.

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
mailto: info@ist.fraunhofer.de

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