The workshop is organized by the the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ), it is the seventh meeting of a series initiated by Hans Scheel in in 1998 – devoted to Crystal Growth Technology, industrial crystal growth technologies and equipment. The focus lies on preparation of bulk and substrate crystals. The workshop links R&D to the actual production, bridging science and practice. International experts will present topical lectures with enough additional time for discussions and debate. It will take place in a beautiful lake-side venue in Potsdam, near Berlin.