With the development of the Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform (BIG-MAP), we are proposing a radical paradigm shift in battery innovation, which will lead to a dramatic speed-up in the battery discovery and innovation time; reaching a 5-10 fold increase relative to the current rate of discovery within the next 5-10 years. BIG-MAP relies on the development of a unique R&D infrastructure and accelerated methodology that unites and integrates insights from leading experts, competences and data across the entire battery (discovery) value chain with Artificial Intelligence (AI), High Performance Computing (HPC) and autonomous synthesis robotics. In short, BIG-MAP aims to reinvent the way we invent batteries and to develop core modules and Key Demonstrators of a Materials Acceleration Platform specifically designed for accelerated discovery of battery materials and interfaces.
This will not be achievable in the three years of this project, but the BIG-MAP consortium has identified a set of Specific Objectives and 12 Key Demonstrators for the 3-year ramp-up phase that will develop and demonstrate the infrastructural backbone needed to achieve a 5-10 fold acceleration in the discovery process.
In summary, the specific objectives are:
Develop the scientific and technological building blocks and models for accelerated battery discovery
Deliver cross-cutting initiatives to ensure implementation and use of project data and results across the battery discovery value chain
Disseminate and reach the battery community throughout the battery value chain, to boost EU advanced battery development and manufacturing