TEESMAT - Open Innovation Test Bed for Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials

About us

Context

Energy is one of the keystones of prosperity in the European Union. Batteries play a major role in the ongoing transition towards a low-carbon economy. Electrochemical energy storage will enable the decarbonisation of both the transport sector (electro-mobility) and the power sector (storage of intermittent and decentralized renewable energy), and is already an essential technology for a number of strategic industries (including automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace, medical devices and robotics). Despite the more than 200 years of development of batteries, their performance remains far below the physical limits. The complexity of physico-chemical processes inside batteries renders any development strongly dependent on the proper description and monitoring of the inherent evolution and interaction of all materials inside an electrochemical cell. Today, many novel techniques proposed by leading EU research labs are largely inaccessible and underused by companies especially in the rapidly developing battery sector. Although investments in this key-technology are high, companies often lack the information or relationships that would enable access to a relevant range of techniques.

TEESMAT brings a comprehensive response to these critical bottlenecks faced by EU stakeholders in the field of electrochemical energy storage materials. It leverages EU know-how & expertise from 11 Countries and will facilitate access to physical facilities, usable data, and industrially relevant services based on novel characterisation solutions.

Objectives

First Objective To set-up an Open Innovation Test-Bed to provide effective, centrally managed access to advanced materials’ characterisation, modelling and data solutions.

TEESMAT will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the European innovation ecosystem, thanks to the involvement of recognized private/public developers of materials, cells, batteries, electric systems, equipment, and characterisation & test solutions for the successful implementation, development, demonstration and deployment of the novel characterisation solutions needed for the emergence of high added-value electrochemical energy storage materials and bespoke services. The measurable outcomes linked to this objective are summarised below.

Second Objective To demonstrate OITB added value by solving persistent, high-impact industrial problems.

TEESMAT will demonstrate and showcase the high-impact results of the OITB in order to promote its use while also contributing to the development of high-performance, sustainable materials and batteries which comply with safety and environmental regulations and standards. TEESMAT demonstrations cover all significant technologies and sectors of application to secure a large consolidated impact at the EU and international levels.

Third ObjectiveTo ensure the OITB’s growth, longevity, financial sustainability and stakeholder support.

TEESMAT unites and proposes building a strong European community of stakeholders around a profitable, sound business model that targets a rapidly growing market for the delivery of advanced materials characterisation techniques and related services.

TEESMAT counts as well on the support of several stakeholders that are part of the advisory board :