ScIDre participated and contribited to the 7th International Workshop on Crystal Growth Technology. The workshop was organized by the the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ), it was 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 laid on preparation of bulk and substrate crystals. The workshop linked R&D to the actual production, bridging science and practice. International experts presented topical lectures with enough additional time for discussions and debate. It took place in a beautiful lake-side venue in Potsdam, near Berlin.