TUBE – TUM Battery Center of Excellence

In accordance with the BMBF innovation pipeline and inspired by the gained insights though interdisciplinary projects at TUM over the last 10 years, the project TUBE aims to provide the foundations and infrastructure for future-oriented battery research along the entire value chain.

Project Description:

As part of the BMBF funding initiative "ForBatt", the research project TUBE aims to strengthen the networking and bundling of the existing competencies at TUM in the field of battery research by establishing an interdisciplinary research platform. The provision of an interdisciplinary platform, combined with the implementation of new technologies for stable production and the possibility of traceability and cross-process analysis as well as in-depth analysis of the battery system are the unique selling points of this project. Through hand in hand cooperation of experts from different disciplines, the existing BMBF research clusters are to be linked even more closely with one another, and thus a fundamental contribution is to be made to further development of research and industrial competencies in Germany. The main innovation levers including the increase of productivity, process stability and flexibility, the processing of novel and high-performance materials, the use of innovative storage systems in new applications as well as the creation of transparency from a technical and ecological point of view are to be addressed. Sustainable qualification of future specialists is another key objective that will be realized by the new Battery Center of Excellence.

In total, more than 20 research devices are planned within the project. This is completed by provision of suitable infrastructure to enable the planned devices. The figure below illustrates the vision of the project in combination with the existing research projects and the four topics that would be addressed for the knowledge transfer. TUBE aims to manifest the vision of processing innovative battery material systems from laboratory scale to industry-related production and the prototypical application, with the objective of accelerating the scale up.


The iwb would like to thank the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Project Management Organisation Jülich for funding this research project.

Duration: 01.10.2021 – 30.09.2023
Funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Project Partners:

o        Chair of Technical Electrochemistry (TEC)

o        Institute for Electrical Energy Storage Technology (EES)

o        Institute of Automotive Technology (FTM)

o        Chair of Solid-State Electrolyte Chemistry (CFE)

o        Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II)


Grant Reference: 03XP0425