The decided traffic turnaround toward electromobility in Germany and the associated upheaval pose new challenges for the automotive industry. Alternative solutions for energy storage are needed to initiate the transformation process.
The focus is on batteries, which are already being used increasingly in vehicle construction. Consequently, the demand for batteries is high. In order to be able to meet the increasing demand for batteries, a rapid expansion of production capacities in the automotive sector must be targeted. This hurdle must be overcome first and foremost.
As a result, it is essential to promote the rapid development of knowledge about processes and technologies along the battery value chain within companies. With an exchange platform for knowledge transfer for companies - for users or enablers - they can gain insight into the current state of science and research. Companies benefit directly by receiving incentives to develop innovations, thus gaining decisive advantages in international competition, and strengthening their position on the market.
The goal of the "TraWeBa" project is to establish a cross-national hub to address existing challenges of the transformation process. The hub is composed of companies from the automotive industry and various innovation drivers.
As a far-reaching knowledge network, it serves to support targeted knowledge and technology transfer within the areas of battery chemistry, production and recycling as well as second use and digitalization. The focus is on targeted support for companies that are in the process of transformation. In the long term, the continuation of the hub is another goal of the project.
First of all, a comprehensive knowledge and technology scouting is carried out along the battery value chain and the current state of the art as well as promising technologies are recorded. The aim is to identify the specific requirements of the companies within the transformation process and to incorporate these into the scouting. The results are then made available to the network.
At the same time, the hub serves as a "community" in which companies can come together in a consortium and exchange ideas on various topics. Workshops and multimedia offerings support the development of the hub. In addition to knowledge and technology transfer, companies benefit from the Germany-wide network of information and solution strategies for managing their own individual transformation processes along the battery value chain. Overall, this paves the way for shaping the transformation in the best possible and most economical way.
Automotive Cluster Ostdeutschland GmbH
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in a future fund as one of 25 transformation networks.
Funding code: 16THB0008A
External project website: www.traweba.de