Fraunhofer ICT is an experienced and competent partner in EU-funded projects. We participated in more than 30 projects in Horizon 2020, and can draw on an international network of academic and industrial partners. As one of the largest and longest-established Fraunhofer institutes, we carry out applied research in the fields of polymer engineering and composite materials, chemical processes, energy systems, explosives technology and drive systems.

We apply our expertise in a range of research and development projects with external partners. Below you can find a selection of our current, pre-competitive publicly funded research projects.



3D printing of porous catalytically active transport layers



A Europe-wide consortium aims to create a circular economy by removing hazardous flame retardants from plastic waste and re-using the purified material in high-value applications.



Modular production plant - Economical manufacturing of high-performance hybrid structures

Hybrid structures have significant potential for lightweight applications.


FlowCamp - Redox Flow Battery Campus

Research in FlowCamp aims to improve materials for high-performance, low-cost next-generation redox-flow batteries.



The project Lite2Duro is researching ways to increase sustainability and energy efficiency in the processing of thermoset plastics.



The ERA-NET project PHB2Market will develop 100 % renewable, high-value composite materials made of sustainable industrial by-products or biomasses using eco-efficient industrial biotechnology and chemical processes.  



Digitalized HP-RTM process chain allows significant cost reduction through data-based quality control and predictive maintenance



The overall objective of SONAR is to provide a versatile multiscale framework for assessing organic compounds for their profitability/suitability as electroactive materials in order to support early research in RFB technology.



SIMPLIFY - Sonication and microwave processing of material feedstock


TraClight - HyWet

Cost and resource efficient manufacturing of FRP-metal hybrid structures in Wet Compression Molding


Light Materials 4 Mobility

In this project, new, sustainable lightweight solutions were developed in material and process technology, with the aim of maximizing resource efficiency.



The second phase of the project “H2D – A Hydrogen Economy for Germany” will combine and demonstrate Fraunhofer competences for the hydrogen economy.



CO2 reduction through energy efficiency in light distribution transport



High-temperature material concepts for sustainable, decarbonized energy technology