An EU Horizon Project on Sustainable Battery Manufacturing
Austrian Institute of Technology
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Dr. Katja Fröhlich

Project Coordinator of BatWoMan
Senior Research Engineer

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute. With its seven Centers, AIT regards itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry. Its researchers focus on the key infrastructure issues of the future: Energy, Health & Bioresources, Digital Safety & Security, Vision, Automation & Control, Low-Emission Transport, Technology Experience and Innovation Systems & Policy. Throughout the whole of Austria – in particular at the main locations Vienna Giefinggasse, Seibersdorf, Wiener Neustadt, Ranshofen and Leoben – around 1,400 employees carry out research on the development of those tools, technologies and solutions that will keep Austria’s economy fit for the future in line with our motto “Tomorrow Today”.


Dr. Veronika Siska

Battery Data Space and Battery Passport
Data Sovereignity Researcher

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Bernd Eschelmüller

Assistant to Project Coordinator
Sustainable and Smart Manufacturing Research Engineer

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Dr. Fatima Nadia Ajjan Godoy

Battery Technology Scientist

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Dr. Mario Drobic

Unit Leader Cooperative Digital Technologies

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Dr. Marcus Jahn

Unit Leader Green Lithium Ion and Solid State Battery Cell Manufacturing

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Natalie Bruckmüller

Project Manager

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Pfleging

Management and Dissemination
Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

Alexandra Reif

Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Heino Besser

Laser Processing

Marek Kapitz

R2R Laser Processing

Dr. Viktoria Falkowski


Penghui Zhu

Laser Processing

Niclas Straßburger

Data Management and Dissemination
Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Prof. Dr. Harry Hoster

Coordination and Modelling
Senior Researcher Electrochemistry, Batteries and Hydrogen

University of Duisburg-Essen

According to its principle, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) thinks in terms of opportunities rather than in terms of limitations and considers itself a unit comprised of all disciplines and all its members. With regard to research, education and management, UDE is committed to national and international standards in order to fulfil its educational mandate and to promote the Ruhr’s structural transformation. The university’s profile areas are Nanoscience, Biomedical Sciences, the Future of Urban Systems, Transformation of Contemporary Societies and Waterscience. The UDE lives up to its principle of maintaining a union between research and education, in accordance with the fundamental idea of “university”. Furthermore, UDE considers the heterogeneity of its student body and members of staff a great chance and nurtures productive diversity by implementing dedicated Diversity Management measures.

Mauritz Biebl

Energy-system-analysis, Modelling and simulation

Thomas Meyer


Dr. Theresa Schredelseker

Outreach Science Communication

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Dr. Iratxe de Meatza

Team Leader Advanced Li-ion Electrode Processing


CIDETEC is a private organization for applied research founded in 1997. Located in the city of Donostia-San Sebastián, CIDETEC is divided into three international technological reference institutes in Energy Storage, Surface Engineering and Nanomedicine. CIDETEC Energy Storage is specialized in creating new battery technologies according to specific challenges, and its ultimate transference to the industry. The institute has the capacity to develop complete products and processes and offers material validation, pilot manufacturing, pack engineering and battery testing services. CIDETEC Energy Storage is also a regular participant and coordinator in Horizon 2020 European funded projects dealing with different types of solid electrolytes and advanced battery technologies, that involves more than 100 specialized researchers.

Dr. María Yáñez

Project Manager
Technical Reporting

Dr. Elixabete Ayerbe

Team Leader Modelling
Process optimisation and Modelling

Aitor Eguia

Li-ion Prototyping Team Leader


Beñat Larrarte

AI and Machine learning algorithms development and data analysis


Iker Boyano

Eco-friendly manufacturing on cell-scale Pilot line fabrication of electrode/cell


Susanna Beltrame

Battery Manufacturing Equipment
Marketing, Communications, and PR activities


Sovema Group, a member of the Schuler Group, is a leading European supplier of battery manufacturing technologies. In five decades of history, Sovema Group has grown its business in lead-acid battery manufacturing equipment to a global dimension, driven by the vision of contributing to a sustainable world as the first reference for manufacturers of traditional and advanced batteries for mobility and energy storage. Over the years, Sovema Group has diversified its product portfolio by adding power electronics systems for testing and formation, and equipment for lithium-ion cell assembly, installed in the leading research institutes and laboratories in Europe and the United States. As a partner of the BatWoMan Consortium, Sovema Group is contributing to the industrial application and upscaling of the new and environmentally sustainable technologies developed within the project.


Andrea Correnti

Mechanical Designer for Lithium-Ion battery manufacturing machines

Research Institutes of Sweden
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Dr. Mats Zackrisson

Life cycle assessment of lithium-ion batteries


RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner for sustainable growth. Through their international collaboration programs with industry, academia and the public sector, RISE ensures the competitiveness and capacity for renewal of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. 3000 employees engage in and support all types of innovation processes, conduct research of high quality, promote and develop collaborations between academia, industry and the public sector, support innovative development in small and medium-sized companies and run over 100 testbeds that are highly relevant to industry. RISE is an independent, state-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services.

Portrait photo Emanuel Bengtsson

Emanuel Bengtsson

Life Cycle Assessment of lithium-ion Batteries

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Dr. Moufida Mansouri

Battery Recycling

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Dr. Linus Brander

Mineral Materials Sourcing

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Jan Bockwinkel

Calendering and Coating


The SAUERESSIG Group, a part of Matthews International Corporation, brings together the business areas of engineering, surfaces, rollers, packaging, elastomers and e.GEN under one common brand. Saueressig Engineering specializes in custom machinery and process development, with a focus on calender technology. For about 8 years, Saueressig has been participating in publicly funded research projects and maintaining constant contact and exchange with universities and other research institutions, often related to the latest trends and developments in the field of electric storage. Saueressig develops pilot lines from laboratory equipment and then production plants. They build and develop plants for both dry and wet coating processes, as well as plants for the production of bipolar plates for fuel cells in hydrogen drives.


Dr. Georgia Kastrinaki

Material Characterization
Raman spectroscopy

CERTH Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

CERTH The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas is a legal entity governed by private law with non-profit status, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI) of the Greek Ministry of Development. CERTH is one of the most important Research Centers in Greece with a main mission: The promotion of innovative research for the benefit of society. Dedicated to this purpose, CERTH lies at the forefront of basic, applied and technological research to provide solutions to society’s modern challenges. The 5 Institutes bring together more than 1,500 people (engineers and scientists in their majority), in 7 regions and 9 cities of Greece. Clean energy, low/zero CO2 emission technologies, clean vehicle technologies, green hydrogen, climate change, artificial intelligence are among the main missions of Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute – CPERI.

Dimitrios Zarvalis

Dimitrios Zarvalis

Battery technologies

Manos Daskalos

Manos Daskalos

Battery assembly - Hg Porosimetry

Maria Karani

Maria Karani

Micro computed tomography

Nickolas Vlachos

Nickolas Vlachos

Micro computed tomography - Digital Reconstruction