Empa, with the support of all project partners, organized and conducted a workshop with more than 70 international attendees from the thin-film community on October 29, 2018 at Empa in Dübendorf, Switzerland (see agenda below). Guests came from 13 countries and 32 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. Participants had the chance to present their research activities during a poster session. In addition, an external guest speakers (not partner of the Sharc25 consortium), a tutorial on advanced characterization tools suitable for industry, and fruitful discussion between Sharc25 partners and scientists from the thin-film community brought the event to the next level. Finally, both industrial partners Flisom AG and NICE Solar Energy GmbH assessed the results of the Sharc25 project from industrial point of view. The Sharc25 website with its list of publications including links to the open access papers was promoted.