Trade fairs, conferences and events

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Fraunhofer IST regularly holds workshops and conventions. We would be pleased if you could visit us at one of the events or trade fairs listed below. You are also welcome to arrange a personal meeting. Please feel free to contact us.

  • Wasserstoff Campus Salzgitter on the premises of Robert Bosch Elektronik GmbH / January 01, 2024 - December 31, 2025, semi-annually

    Net Zero Scenario - how to achieve it with hydrogen

    Under water
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    Why do we need hydrogen? The answer is simple: For a climate-neutral economy. Wherever direct electrification is not possible, hydrogen can replace fossil fuels - directly or in bonded form for example as powerfuel Where can I get hydrogen and how can I use it? Green hydrogen is produced by splitting water with the help of renewable energies. In our program, you will learn how to produce, transport and use green hydrogen. In the process we share with you the latest research knowledge from the Fraunhofer IST and show you how hydrogen is already being used by our associate companies. You will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with scientists and entrepreneurs, but you will also get an introduction to the components of tomorrow's hydrogen economy. You don't need any prior knowledge. We will start from where you are now. We look forward to meeting you!

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  • Logo der Veranstaltung ICMCTF 2024 zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum

    The “International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF 2024)” celebrates its 50th anniversary! Regarded as the leading international conference on thin film deposition, characterization, and advanced surface engineering, this year’s edition places a focus on sustainable developments across the different fields of the conference. This year, Fraunhofer IST is represented by Phillip Marvin Reinders who is giving a lecture about the Influence of Plasma Carburizing on Corrosion Behavior and Interfacial Contact Resistance of Austenitic Stainless Steels.

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  • Braunschweig / May 30, 2024

    SONKREIS: KREIS-Transferveranstaltung 2024

    Von Hand aufgestapelte Holzwürfel mit Symoblen zur Kreislaufwirtschaft.
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    The SONKREIS: KREIS-Transferveranstaltung is a format for the public, taking a closer look at the topic of circular economy. The event is organized by the KREIS competence center, whose partners from science and industry enter into dialogue with the participants on this day. The partners will provide insights into their work at the competence center and present initial results. In addition to various information on the circular economy, the main focus will be on networking so that the public can directly contribute to the KREIS competence center. The director of the Fraunhofer IST will give a keynote speech at the KREIS transfer event.

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  • Stuttgart / June 04, 2024 - June 06, 2024

    Surface Technology GERMANY

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    Surface Technology GERMANY is an international trade fair for surface technology where trade visitors can find out about its current trends and developments. In addition to exhibitions, a forum with around 50 presentations from industry as well as research and development will address the various topics of the event and offer space for information and discussion. Participants can get in contact with scientists and experts from leading companies. The Fraunhofer IST is represented by two presentations.

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  • Dresden / June 24, 2024 - June 26, 2024

    International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics (ICCG)

    Logo International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics (ICCG )
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    The International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics (ICCG) is one of the leading global conferences on science and technology of coatings for large-area or high-volume products. This year, more than 50 presentations and short courses as well as around 40 exhibitors give the opportunity to discuss coatings and surface technology in a transforming world, particularly with regard to sustainability and digital transformation. ICCG is connecting academia, research institutions, material and equipment suppliers, coating manufacturers, and industrial end users. Fraunhofer IST is participating in the scientific program of the conference with a presentation ”Digital Transformation in Thin Film Deposition”.

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  • Braunschweig, Jena, Dresden, Berlin / September 15, 2024 - September 21, 2024

    "Fraunhofer Photonica" Summer School

    Logo und Karte der Fraunhofer Photonica Summer School
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    After last year’s success, the "Fraunhofer Photonica" summer school will again take place in September 2024. Five Fraunhofer research institutes are once again opening their doors to the world of photonics. Starting on September 15 and ending on September 21 of this year, the summer school will provide many insights into the research focuses of the different Fraunhofer institutes to up to 20 young researchers. The summer school will focus on the following topics: Laser-based light sources, Light and plasma as a tool for manufacturing, Photonic quantum technologies and Green Photonics. It is aimed at students enrolled in a suitable Master's study program as well as students who are about to finish their Bachelor’s degree and students who recently graduated from a Master's level study program. The application deadline is on May 15, 2024.

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