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 acceleration of battery discovery and innovation ; achieving 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 throughout the 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 the 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 three-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 the implementation and use of project data and results throughout the battery discovery value chain.

  • Disseminate information/innovations to the battery community throughout the battery value chain, to boost EU advanced battery development and manufacturing.

Danmarks tekniske Universitet (DTU), Denmark
Project coordinator: Professor Tejs Vegge