Mission

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the Ulm University (UUlm) and the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) Baden-W├╝rttemberg aim at widening and strengthening their collaboration in the area of Electrochemical Energy Storage. The three institutions will co-operate on interdisciplinary research & development in this field ranging from basic research to technical applications and on the qualification of students. Founded on Jan 1, 2018, the Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage Ulm-Karlsruhe (CELEST) will plan, prepare and organize new joint endeavors in research, teaching, development and technology transfer. CELEST shall act as a platform to improve communication, and to co-ordinate and further develop joint activities with other universities and research institutions as well as the industry, at home and abroad.
The three research areas of CELEST are

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01.01.2019


Cluster of Excellence started

The Cluster of Excellence POLiS, Post Lithium Energy Storage of KIT and UUlm investigates a new generation of post-Li electrochemical energy storage systems for stationary and mobile applications, which overcome the limitations of current battery technology. The Cluster officially started in January 2019 and will run over 7 years. The Cluster of Excellence is a major activity in the Post-Li sector in CELEST.