Capgemini has founded a “Battery Cell Technology Cluster” to make better use of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence in future battery production. The cluster is set to serve the development of differentiated methods and tools to drive innovation in battery cell production. The overarching goal is to reduce the entire development time from the design phase to the industrialization of a battery cell to a maximum of two years.
German partners from Aachen and Münster
The Chair of Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components of RWTH Aachen University, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production (FFB) from Münster, and the Aachen-based company PEM Motion are partners of the cluster. The collaboration aims to establish a specialized research and development network that covers the entire battery cell value chain. The cluster seeks to extend the collaboration to the whole battery ecosystem, including cell and component manufacturers, software providers, and automobile manufacturers.
Expertise from research and industry
On the scientific side, Fraunhofer FFB contributes its unique infrastructure and capabilities for the large-scale production of battery cells, while PEM of RWTH Aachen University contributes extensive experience in technology-driven research in electric mobility value chain areas. From an industrial perspective, Capgemini will contribute its expertise in product and process simulation and data-driven optimization, while PEM Motion will provide extensive experience in developing innovative battery cells and production processes.