Joint Korean-German Materials Research Center founded

On 19 September 2017, the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS), the Institute for Lightweight Construction and Plastics Technology (IKL) and the Korea Institute of Material Science (KIMS) established a joint materials research center in the South Korean city of Changwon. As a start-up project, the IKTS and the KIMS initially operate a test centre together. The centre will also serve as a cooperation platform and offer research services for the European and Asian markets.