Research Projects



BatterI4.0: Guide to the digitization of battery cell production

DAFODIL: Data-based manufacturing optimization of battery cells based on end-of-line data through massive use of machine-learning algorithms and inline analytics

DataBatt: Integration of horizontal data structures in battery production

DemoRec: Development of an industrial battery recycling process line for automatic state-of-health classification, discharge, and robotic case disassembly of used high-capacity lithium-ion batteries

DemoSens: Disassembly and sensor-based mechanical processing of lithium-ion batteries for high-quality recycling

ENLARGE: Interoperable production as an enabler for a data-driven battery value chain

Fluxlicon: Intelligent and flexible system for the use of any second-life batteries in the municipal charging infrastructure

FoFeBat2: Development, assembly and finalization of the prismatic hardcase and pouch cell

FoFeBat3: Investigation of innovative mini-environment concepts and optimized forming conditions

FormEL: Determination of process-quality relationships of the formation and end-of-line test for function-integrated overall process optimization

IDEEL: Implementation of Laser Drying Processes for Economical & Ecological Lithium-Ion Battery Production

InForm: Functional integration of formation and quality assessment of lithium-ion batteries using model-based methods and artificial intelligence

InQuZell: Intelligent quality assurance and documentation for laser-based in-cell contacting

InTeAn: Intelligent start-up control for cost-reduced and flexible production of future battery cells

KritBatt: Inline classification of coating defects to determine criticality in electrode manufacturing

LaserScale: Scaled laser structuring and drying of lithium-ion batteries to increase performance

MiKoBatt: Factory and machine concepts for economically efficient battery cell production with microenvironments

Model2Life: Model-based system design for second-life use scenarios of mobile battery test systems

OptiPro: Optimized cell finalization through innovative plant technology and parameter-based evaluation of process and quality parameters in the virtual production system

PEAk-Bat: Innovation in test methods and development to reduce effort for future structural battery systems

revoLect: High-efficiency electrodes with ultra-light fabric-based current collectors for lithium-ion batteries

SimBAS: Simulation of battery cells and applications in storage systems

Electric motor

HaPiPro2: Product and production concepts for the variant-flexible hairpin stator production

variTwist: Tool cost reduction through variant-flexible setting processes in the hairpin stator production of electric motors

Fuel cell

FCPP: Fuel Cell Performance Production

H2Bus: Analysis of the power requirements of the auxiliary consumers of a battery-electric bus in real local traffic

H2Kit: Fuel cell-based conversion kits for trucks with energy-intensive auxiliary consumers

H2Revier: Establishment of fuel cell production as part of a hydrogen-based value chain in North Rhine-Westphalia

HyInnoCells: Flexible production of electrochemical cells

HyInnoPEM: Mobile drives with pioneering fuel cell systems – condition monitoring and robust control taking degradation into account

Truck electrification

BEE: BEV Goes eHighway

LiVe: Reduction of lifecycle costs in electrical distribution traffic through individually adaptable drive train

SeLv: Heavy-duty trucks for zero-emission logistics in heavy-duty transport using electrification modules and an economical production system


GINI: Robot for flexible automatic charging of electric vehicles


DRivE: Data-based route planning in road freight transport with different energy supply technologies

NEED: Sustainable increase of data competence of young scientists in the field of electric vehicle production