Information on the current coronavirus pandemic

Announcement of Fraunhofer ILT management on the current coronavirus pandemic to customers, partners, visitors and those interested in our services

March 18, 2020

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, we place the highest priority on the safety and health of our employees, customers and visitors. Hence, in connection with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Fraunhofer ILT has set up a crisis management team and is implementing the guidelines of the German authorities.

As an institute, we have decided to implement numerous anti-epidemic measures rigorously. Our major goal is to increase the distance between people and reduce the number of contacts between them, thus making it easier to track possible infections and interrupt the chain of infection. Nonetheless, we are continuing to work on your projects, but have reduced the presence of our staff at the institute.
Training courses, seminars, workshops and conferences have been canceled until Easter and visits to Fraunhofer ILT have been suspended. If you would like to visit us or participate in upcoming meetings, please get in touch with your direct contact person by phone or email. Wherever possible, we can offer you telephone or video conferences. If you do not have a contact person at the institute, please send an email to

You can find more information about the numerous events at Fraunhofer ILT which we have had to cancel or postpone until Easter on the website of the institute under the heading “Events.”
We ask for your understanding for these extraordinary measures.

Stay healthy!


Prof. Constantin Häfner
Director of Fraunhofer ILT

In November 2019, the renowned laser physicist Prof. Constantin Häfner is to take over as director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Germany.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
Prof. Constantin Häfner, Director of Fraunhofer ILT

AKL´20 will not take place from May 6–8, 2020 in Aachen!

Due to COVID-19 Fraunhofer ILT has decided, not to move forward with the AKL´20 on May 6–8, 2020 in Aachen.

Information on further events

On our event websites you will find further current information.


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