Our core competences


Chemical processes


Polymer engineering


Energy and drive systems


Explosives technology, safety and security

Selected topics



In the field of electromobility, we cover various topics, such as the development of electric drive units with compact electric motors with high continuous output and lightweight transmission systems.



Weight reduction is one of the most effective methods of reducing CO2 emissions. A camshaft module made of fiber-reinforced duromers offers promising approaches.


Sustainable materials

Carbon fiber composites are an ideal material for reducing weight while maintaining the required properties.


Fire, flame and explosion protection

We apply our expertise in flame, fire and explosion protection across all disciplines at the institute.

Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence

The Fraunhofer Clusters of Excellence promote the cooperative development and processing of system-relevant topics through an inter-institute research structure. In organizational terms, these research clusters correspond to a "virtual institute" spread over multiple locations. The aim of the research clusters is not just to temporarily implement single projects but rather to follow a roadmap for the long-term development of a complex technological trend.

The Fraunhofer ICT is participating in the following clusters: