Conferences and Workshops

Fraunhofer IWS regularly organizes conferences and workshops to update you on the current state of research and development work in laser, surface and materials technology.


Conference / 26.–29.06.2023 / Munich

Lasers in Manufacturing (LiM)

The LiM focuses on the latest developments and future trends in laser materials processing. The conference topics address everyone interested in the potential of lasers in manufacturing from theory to application. In addition to micro and macro processing, a focus is also on additive manufacturing. 

The LiM is organized by the German Scientific Society for Lasers and Photonics (WLT).


On-Site Event / 03.–04.07.2023 / Dresden

10th Workshop “Lithium-Sulfur Batteries“

Lithium-sulfur batteries are envisaged to enable energy storage devices with high specific energy at low material cost. The recent research provides significant progress in terms of materials for active and passive cell components as well as on understanding of mechanisms finally leading to improved Li-S cell performance.


On-Site Event / 28.08.–01.09.2023 / Dresden

12th International Summer School “Trends and new developments in Laser Technology“

The five days workshop aims to bring together undergraduate and PhD students in an intensive study program on fundamental and applied aspects of laser technology. 


On-Site Event / 12.–13.09.2023 / Dresden

Dry Coating Forum: Shaping the future of dry battery electrode processing

Fraunhofer IWS provides a dedicated platform and launches the Dry Coating Forum. DCF is a forum for material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, cell makers and end users to exchange information about current trends, developments and challenges in the field of dry coating technologies.


On-Site Event / 17.–29.09.2023 / Freiburg, Aachen, Dresden, Jena

Summer School "Fraunhofer Photonica"

With Fraunhofer Photonica, 20 young scientists have the opportunity to discover photonics research at leading photonics research institutes. Even before graduating their master’s studies, students can broaden their knowledge and perspective on photonics research and applications.


Event / 23.–24.10.2023 / Dresden

Fraunhofer Battery Days

Industry-specific networking event on the topic of "Fast-charging capability for electromobility"

Within the Fraunhofer Battery Days, the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance is organizing an industry-specific networking event at the Fraunhofer Institute Center in Dresden on October 23–24, 2023. 


Hybrid (Dresden & Online) / 29.11.–01.12.2023

Laser Symposium & ISAM 2023

Combined into one joint conference, Laser Symposium and ISAM will provide a unique platform for the exchange of ideas and for industrial networking. As participant, you will benefit from overlaps in content and gain exciting insights into new topics.