A European macro-project to speed up battery development tenfold, with the participation of CIDETEC Energy Storage


The BIG-MAP project, in which 32 partners are participating, has a budget of €20M.

Immediacy has become one of the most recurrent demands -and patience the most longed-for-, which means working on long-term results is becoming increasingly complex.
 Even more so when we are working on developments that will affect our daily lives, as is the case with batteries, which are increasingly essential for everyday tasks: mobility, portable electronic devices...

The BIG-MAP project, in which CIDETEC Energy Storage participates, started at the end of 2020 with a clear objective: to speed up battery materials research 5 to 10 fold within the next 5 to 10 years. To do this, it has the participation of 32 of the most relevant European organisations in battery technology research and development, from academia and industry. The project is part of the Battery 2030+ initiative, aimed at transforming the European battery ecosystem, within which CIDETEC Energy Storage leads the Manufacturability section, also participating in SPARTACUS.

BIG-MAP aims to generate a data infrastructure of experiments and simulations, which will be stored in an orderly and robust way to be then applied in the use of technologies such as autonomous robotics, machine learning or artificial intelligence, which when applied to current knowledge will enable faster development of materials to improve cell performance. This would boost the performance of current technologies (such as Li-ion) and the development of disruptive new batteries.

The developments by BIG-MAP, which is coordinated by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and has a budget of €20 million, will lay the foundation for future developments that will have a direct impact on our daily lives, which are increasingly dependent on batteries with the use of electric vehicles or electronic devices, as well as on grid storage and other applications for which batteries have become irreplaceable. 


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957189. The project is part of BATTERY 2030+, the large-scale European research initiative for inventing the sustainable batteries of the future.