VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.www.vito.be/en
VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research, promotes sustainable development by providing innovative technological solutions and scientifically substantiated advice and support. VITO is an independent and client-oriented research organisation working for governments and industrial sector. With a staff of nearly 800 highly qualified employees, VITO is the largest Flemish technological research organisation with a multi-disciplinary team working on sustainable solutions for different domains like materials, energy and environment.
VITO is a founding partner of the EnergyVille research collaboration with imec and the Universities of Leuven and Hasselt. Under the EnergyVille umbrella, VITO carries out research into sustainable energy and smart energy systems for sustainable urban environments. Working together with the EnergyVille research partners, VITO develops innovative technologies, methodologies and tools related to energy networks, storage systems, buildings and districts. Products and services developed by VITO/EnergyVille help businesses and public stakeholders, from local all the way up to global level, to deliver the transition to a sustainable energy system in urban environments.
The EnergyVille Campus was set up as a living lab, enabling us to test innovative battery technologies, showcase the energy networks of the future and more. We do this in close collaboration with the private sector. VITO has built up an extensive expertise in battery characterisation and testing with a focus on performance and ageing. Standardised test procedures can be followed but VITO has the experience and knowledge on the development and execution of application specific test protocols in different operational conditions. Next to this, battery modelling is another research pillar fed from the testing activities, to better understand battery behaviour and to serve the technologies which VITO develops in the form of innovative battery management systems and battery control algorithms.