Trade Fairs and Events

Meeting, exchanging, networking - we regularly inform interested parties from science and industry about research and pioneering technologies at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Battery Cell Production FFB - Get in touch with us and benefit from the latest developments in battery cell production. We look forward to catching up with you!

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In spring 2023, we will be exhibiting at the following trade fairs:

Please feel free to make an appointment with us in advance, we are looking forward to meeting you in person.

Presentation by Arno Schmetz about OPC UA in battery cell production
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Lecture announcement: Arno Schmetz, Fraunhofer FFB Group Leader in Digitization will give a keynote at OPC DAY international "IT meets Automation" in mid-June 2023.

Vortrag: "The role of OPC UA for gigafactory battery cell production"


We humans communicate through words - in chat messages, on the phone, or face-to-face. According to #Industry40, machines in networked and digitized factories must also be able to communicate, exchange information and understand each other. This is made possible by the open standard OPC UA - Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture. A framework that enables secure, reliable, multi-vendor connectivity between networks and devices at various levels, from control to enterprise. For a giga-scale battery cell factory, this is a highly relevant standard. It ensures end-to-end information exchange and enables analytics.

However, the machines need their domain-specific vocabulary to communicate, defined in the form of Companion Specifications. Defining these "vocabularies" is a complex process. After all, the interests of different manufacturers and users need to be reconciled and made as cross-industry as possible.

In his presentation at the OPC Foundation's webinar "OPC Day 2023, IT meets Automation", our group leader and research associate in the area of #Digitalisation, Arno Schmetz, gives an insight into the requirements, implementation options, and fields of action that arise in the construction of a battery cell factory. He also shows how the path to such a vocabulary in battery cell production can be saved. 

Previous fairs and events

Speech: "How will data (science) influence the battery cell production of tomorrow?"

Dr. Antje Fitzner, our colleague, will be presenting at the Digital Summit Euregio in Münster on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. The presentation will focus on the advantages and practical use of data science in battery cell production.

We are thrilled to be part of an upcoming event that will unite prominent figures like CEOs, CIOs, and IT managers from medium-sized companies, alongside representatives from the start-up community in North-Westphalia and the Netherlands. The event is set to be a fantastic opportunity for all involved. #DSE2023

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Speech: »How much energy is necessary to manufacture battery cells?«

- Energy consumption of current and future lithium-ion and beyond lithium-ion battery cell production -

Our Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, Dr. Florian Degen, will give a presentation on the above topic at the Battery Show Europe in Stuttgart.

Link to the agenda of the event

You will also meet some of our colleagues at the exhibition. Please feel free to make an appointment to get to know us!

Speech of Dr. Florian Degen »The Battery Show Europe«
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Dr. Florian Degen, Division Director for Strategy and Corporate Development at Fraunhofer FFB is giving a speech about the energy consumption of battery production at »The Battery Show Europe«.

Aachener Werkzeugmaschinen-Kolloquium 2023

At the Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium, AWK for short, our colleagues were represented on two theme tours with information on "Digitalization" and "Drive Systems". In addition, questions about the Fraunhofer FFB in general and our service portfolio were answered.

AWK 2023
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From left to right: Dr. Christoph Baum, Arno Schmetz, Dr. Jonathan Krauß, Alexander Widak, Dr. Florenz Janning

Advanced Battery Power Conference Aachen 2023

We were represented at the Advanced Battery Power Conference with an exhibition booth and gave insights into our work, among other things, using current cell designs.

Our institute directors Prof. Simon Lux and Prof. Jens Tübke participated in the event with a presentation and a session lead, respectively.

Speech of Prof. Simon Lux at ABP 2023
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At the Advanced Battery Power Conference, Professor Simon Lux, Institute Director of Fraunhofer FFB gave a presentation about our research facility.

Satellite event "From the Lab to the Production Line" of the International Conference on Research Infrastructure (ICRI) 2022

The one-day online symposium at ICRI focused on the European research infrastructure for battery production. All presentations can be found on our YouTube channel, so they are available at any time. Presentation topics include:

  • "State of the European Battery Production Research.
  • "Approaches and Network"
  • "Digitalization and Sustainability"

October 11 2022

Career event "Women in battery research - career opportunities at the battery hotspot Münster"

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August 25 2022 Münster

Fraunhofer FFB Industry Day 2022

On August 25, 2022, the Fraunhofer FFB Industry Day took place. About 60 participants from industry and research came to Münster to learn about our current Fraunhofer FFB projects and the status of the FoFeBat project.

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March 28-30  2022, Münster

Battery Day NRW/Advanced Battery Power


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February 26-28  2020, Tokyo, Japan

Battery Expo Japan


November 27 2019, Münster

Project kick-off "Research Fab Battery Cells“

As part of the project kick-off, the Fraunhofer Research Fab Battery Cells officially started work on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

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