The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. The three sites in Dresden and Hermsdorf (Thuringia), Germany, collectively represent the largest R&D institute dedicated to the study of ceramics in Europe.
Based on comprehensive materials expertise in advanced ceramic materials, the development work covers the entire value creation chain, all the way to prototype production. Fraunhofer IKTS forms a triad of materials, technology and systems expertise, which is enhanced by the highest level of extensive materials diagnostics. Chemists, physicists, materials scientists and engineers work together on an interdisciplinary basis at IKTS. All tasks are supported by highly skilled technicians.