ZSW, with the support of all project partners, organized and conducted a workshop with 70 international attendees from the thin-film community on December 14, 2017 at ZSW in Stuttgart, Germany. Guests came from 13 European countries and 23 research institutes, universities, and companies for this full-day event. New results from Sharc25 project and progress in CIGS technology were provided during oral and visual presentations to the interested experts. In addition, two external guest speakers (not partners of the Sharc25 consortium) and fruitful discussions between Sharc25 partners and scientist from the thin-film community brought the event to the next level. The 2nd Sharc25 workshop, which will be organized by Empa in fall 2018, was already promoted.