Flexibility, innovation and quality
On April 4, the workshop "Emerging Technologies - From Research to Manufacturing" took place within the POLiS Technology Transfer. In line with the topic, the workshop was opened by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Fleischer from the wbk Institute for Production Technology and Industry Liaison Officer of the Cluster of Excellence POLiS with a trend-setting keynote speech on production systems of the future. Three well-known German battery manufacturers, VARTA AG, represented by the head of funded projects Dr. Nicolas Bucher, Blackstone Technology GmbH, represented by the chief executive officer Dipl.-Ing. Holger Gritzka and Customcells GmbH, represented by the chief technology officer Dr. Daniela Werlich, took part and gave interesting insights into the current production of batteries from an industry perspective. Consistent with this, the workshop was enriched by the latest results from POLiS research around battery manufacturing by Dr. Anna Smith from the Institute for Applied Materials - Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS), Julian Klemens from the Institute for Thin Film Technology (TFT), Dr. Mario Marinaro from the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) and Prof. Dr. Arnulf Latz from the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU).
The aim of the workshop was to present innovative POLiS research results, as well as to incorporate the perspective and interests of industry for application-oriented research. In several "networking breaks" all participants had the opportunity to get in direct contact with the speakers and discuss detailed questions and expand their own networks.
Due to Corona restrictions, this time the workshop had to be conducted online, which did not hinder the exchange and open discussion.
Technology transfer in POLiS, headed by Dr. Georg-Maximilian Bosch, promotes communication and networking among all participants, thus ensuring greater transparency and knowledge exchange. The steady expansion of a battery network, which works closely with POLiS researchers, should lead to innovative ideas and demand- and application-oriented research at an early stage.
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