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Research Partners2020-12-15T10:21:27+01:00

Research Partners

They shape iBAT: leading Swiss research partners that drive innovation. Research partners are full members of the iBAT Association.

BFH – Battery and Storage Systems Lab

The BFH Energy Storage Research Centre provides a unique source of technical and commercial expertise. It serves as a subject-matter expert on storage applications in the energy and mobility sector and works with its partners to generate impetus for developments.

BFH – Manufacturing Technologies for Battery Production

The research group manufacturing technologies for battery production at BFH is focused on development of new sustainable and cost‐effective production technologies for battery cells and other production lines supporting Swiss battery manufacturers.

CSEM – Battery Systems

CSEM is a Swiss research and technology organization (RTO) with +35 years of technology development and transfer to industry. This activity has accelerated innovation, particularly in the strategic fields of digitalization, precision manufacturing, and sustainable energy.

CSEM – Coating for batteries

CSEM possesses a strong technological offer in the field of nano-coatings and functional surfaces. Our know-how regarding surface and interfacial modification is well established and highly appreciated by our industrial customers.

Empa – Laboratory Materials for Energy Conversion

Empa is an interdisciplinary research institute of the ETH Domain, conducting cutting-edge research on materials science and technology for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society. The laboratory Materials for Energy Conversion focuses on materials and device innovation for sustainable energy conversion and storage technologies. 

Empa – Reliability Center

The Reliability Center operates a knowledge and equipment pool to perform research, tests and inspections for industry, academic institutions and public authorities.

EPFL – Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory

The research activities of the Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory (DESL) refer to the development of smart grid concept solutions in order to efficiently deliver sustainable, economic and secure electricity supply.

ETHZ – High Power Electronic Systems Lab

The research at the High Power Electronic Systems Lab (HPE) focusses generally on the design, modelling, and optimization of high power converter systems required for example in future energy distribution systems for integrating renewable energy sources or in electric mobility applications.

OST – Battery Research & E-Mobility

The Battery Research & E-Mobility Group of OST (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences - formerly NTB) is working in the field of electro mobility, battery research and charging technology since 2007.

OST – Power Electronics Laboratory

The Power Electronics Laboratory at the OST was established in 2008 and offers comprehensive expertise in the field of switched mode power conversion. One of the focuses is placed on battery charging for electro mobility and stationary applications.

PSI – Electrochemistry Laboratory

The Electrochemistry Laboratory (ECL), established 1988, is part of the Energy and Environment Research Division at the Paul Scherrer Institute. PSI’s Electrochemistry Laboratory is Switzerland’s largest Center for Electrochemical Research.

SIPBB – Swiss Battery Technology Center

The Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne (SIPBB) supports start-ups in the development of marketable products. The Swiss Battery Technology Center brings a unique mix of experts from research and development.

UniNE – Institute of Management

The chair for innovation management at the University of Neuchâtel’s Institute of Management has expertise in the collaboration between research and industry partners in the fields of strategy and innovation.

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