The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded in 2009 as a merger of the University of Karlsruhe (TH) (Technical University of Baden-Württemberg) and the Karlsruhe Research Centre (Research Centre in the Helmholtz Association) and is today one of the world’s largest research and teaching institutions.
The broad team of institutes and their scientists enables an in-depth investigation of the entire production process of lithium-ion batteries. Since 2019, KIT has also been working on materials beyond lithium as part of the DFG Excellence Cluster “Energy Storage beyond Lithium”. The central research infrastructure is the KIT Battery Technical Center. The consideration of the coating and drying process in the field of Thin Film Technology (TFT) and the investigation of the production of electrode coating material at the Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics (MVM) combined with the competences of the Institute of Production Engineering (wbk) in the field of the development of new production processes for the formation and stacking of cells.The development, assembly and know-how of the Institute for Applied Materials – Electrical Engineering Materials (IAM-WET) in the field of imaging measurement methods make an important contribution to the success of the research project of the ProZell cluster.