Newsletter 2/2020

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Facing the crisis together.

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Annual report 2019

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Sustainable development at the Fraunhofer IST

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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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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.



Four new competence clusters within the BMBF “Forschungsfabrik Batterie” umbrella concept

The German government wants to sustainably strengthen battery research in Germany along the entire value chain, to accelerate the transfer into industrial applications and to support the development of battery-cell production in Germany.

Our expertise at a glance

Following the lockdown imposed as a result of the corona pandemic, a degree of normality is now slowly returning to everyday life at the Fraunhofer IST. One accompanying measure was the redesign of our entrance foyer. This is now the setting for a resplendent overview of our expertise which demonstrates how strongly networked and active the Fraunhofer IST is, at its various locations, in providing surfaces and films for future-oriented product and production systems in a wide range of applications.


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”.


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

PSE 2020

Erfurt, September 7 – 10, 2020

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


Online, September 9 – 11, 2020

The Fraunhofer IST is participation with a poster presentation in the international conference for photovoltaics, which is taking place for the 37th time this year.

FPHS 2020

Online / Wolfsburg, 23. September 2020 


Lightweight. Digital & Innovative.

1 Day // 9 Sessions // 32 Speaches

IBPC 2020

Braunschweig, November 2 – 4, 2020

The Fraunhofer IST takes part as scientific partner at the International Battery Production Conference. 

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

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