Annual report 2018

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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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#WHATS NEXT – The Fraunhofer IST celebrates 70 years of Fraunhofer

On March 26, 1949, the Fraunhofer Society was founded and now celebrates its 70th birthday this year. The anniversary year’s slogan: 70 years of Fraunhofer. 70 years of future. #WHATSNEXT. For the Fraunhofer IST, the anniversary of the founding was a cause for celebration as well. 


Future day for girls and boys

As part of the ”Future Day for Girls and Boys”, 24 young researchers – 13 girls and 11 boys – from the grades 5 to 9 once again had the opportunity to spend a whole day exploring the research work of the Fraunhofer Institutes IST.


Joint research platform for energy storage systems

The new Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS was inaugurated on February 7, 2019 in Braunschweig. It is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS, IFAM, and IST – in close cooperation with the TU Braunschweig. The purpose is to develop existing energy storage systems, both mobile and stationary, to the level of industrial maturity, and to demonstrate new solutions.






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

SVC TechCon 2019

Long Beach, USA, April 27 – May 2, 2019

As part of the two-day technical exhibition and in addition to more than 150 other exhibitors, the Fraunhofer IST will present the latest results in the fields of HIPIMS technology, optical coatings and simulation.

Paris Air Show 2019

Le-Bourget Paris, France, June 17 – 21, 2019

The Fraunhofer IST presents metallized CFRP waveguide antennas of the ”Sentinel mission”, optical filters and lenses as well as additive manufactured components for the use in outer space.


LASER World of Photonics 2019

München, June 24 – 27, 2019

The Fraunhofer IST will present a demo version of the monitoring system MOCCA+®, which cans used in the field of precision optics.

RSD 2019

Braunschweig, December 5 – 6, 2019

For the first time the International Conference on Reactive Sputter Deposition RSD takes place at the Fraunhofer IST in Braunschweig.


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