The Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) is engaged in the research and development of future electrochemical battery concepts and materials. Efficient batteries are the most important key to the success of the energy transition and electromobility. The international team of around 130 scientists (2020) researches a further development of the fundamentals of sustainable energy storage systems for stationary and mobile use at the HIU.
The HIU was founded in January 2011 by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT ). As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it launched the new facility in cooperation with Ulm University and the two associated partners German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) .
The HIU efficiently combines the different competencies of the four partners and enables profound progress in research on energy storage in the medium to long term. Today, HIU brings together basic and application-oriented research aiming at new material innovations in major and minor sectors of the battery industry.