An introduction to the partner institutes

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP - Potsdam


Fraunhofer IAP specializes in the research and development of polymer applications. It supports partners from industry and science in the customized development and optimization of innovative and sustainable materials, processing aids and technologies. In addition to the resource-saving synthesis and processing of polymers on a laboratory scale, the institute also offers comprehensive know-how for scale-up to the pilot plant. Extensive expertise in the field of polymer characterization completes the portfolio.

Fraunhofer IAP

Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT - Pfinztal


Fraunhofer ICT coordinates the lighthouse project ShaPID and is also responsible for the screening and development of continuous and electrocatalytic synthesis processes for the efficient production and conversion of reactive intermediates and the application of new downstream processes.

Fraunhofer ICT

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF - Magdeburg


The Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF in Magdeburg is a production-oriented institution within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft network. Its research focuses on industrial automation, digitization, and the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimize and control industrial processes.

Fraunhofer IFF

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB - Stuttgart


Fraunhofer IGB develops processes, technologies and products for health, sustainable chemistry and the environment. In the field of sustainable chemistry, Fraunhofer IGB scientists are working on the development of CO2-based value chains (power-to-X-to-Y) through the targeted coupling of various catalytic processes in order to convert the simple raw material CO2 to a wide range of renewable products.Research also focuses on the use of biogenic raw materials and the development of novel bioinspired materials. At the three Fraunhofer IGB research centers in Stuttgart, Leuna and Straubing, processes are scaled up from the laboratory to demonstration scale.

Fraunhofer IGB

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME - Aachen


The core competences of Fraunhofer IME are divided into two areas: "Molecular Biotechnology" and "Applied Ecology", both of which form part of the lighthouse project ShaPID. The "Molecular Biotechnology" unit at the Aachen site is involved in the chromatographic purification of monomers using ion exchange chromatography as part of integrated downstream processing for the establishment of a binding model for the molecules. The "Applied Ecology" unit in Schmallenberg is involved in the development of an assessment system for compliance with the “12 Principles of Green Chemistry”, including screening development for (eco)toxicity prediction and the development of REACh concepts.

Fraunhofer IME

Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM - Mainz


Fraunhofer IMM works to improve chemical processes with regard to product properties, efficiency, sustainability and process safety. The core of this work is continuous processes, the development and use of structured reactors, flow chemistry, process intensification and flexible and modular plant concepts.

Fraunhofer IMM

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC - Würzburg


Fraunhofer ISC has extensive expertise in the production of special ceramics and functionalized particles on a pilot scale, and in the generation of graded and non-graded foams. The main focus of work for Fraunhofer ISC in the ShaPID project is the development of support structures for catalysts (some of which can be inductively heated) for a green catalysis technology. The centers for high-temperature materials and design (HTL) and particle technology are involved.

Fraunhofer ISC

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM - Kaiserslautern


"Mathematics is technology" - under this motto, Fraunhofer ITWM has been developing software-based innovation in a wide variety of industries for over 20 years. Especially in the field of chemical process engineering, Fraunhofer ITWM has achieved a unique position in the interaction of modeling, simulation, optimization, and decision support. Fraunhofer ITWM is contributing this digitization competence to the project and expanding it further on the basis of the various case study applications.

Fraunhofer ITWM

Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT - Oberhausen


Fraunhofer UMSICHT specializes in thermally catalyzed and electrochemical conversion processes for a sustainable chemical industry. In this context, Fraunhofer UMSICHT regularly collaborates with industrial companies and provides its expertise for application research, in order to support societal efforts to achieve a "green" future. In addition, UMSICHT has developed its own tools for the multi-criteria evaluation of cross-industrial systems. These enable new, cross-sector collaborative projects to be evaluated on a domain-specific basis, allowing, for example, site-specific and social-societal criteria to be included in the evaluation of the new system.

Fraunhofer UMSICHT