About us

‘We want to generate knowledge and technologies that help guarantee the sustainability of the Swiss energy system.’ Prof Andrea Vezzini

Organisation

Research with partners

The BFH Energy Storage Research Centre brings together the expertise of several research groups from Bern University of Applied Sciences and CSEM. The centre is located at the Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne, not far from Biel railway station and the soon-to-be-completed BFH campus.

Partnerships

The BFH Energy Storage Research Centre is active in numerous projects with partners from industry and other universities around the world and is part of a wide network.

Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne (SIP Biel/Bienne)

The SIP Biel/Bienne, which is home to the BFH Energy Storage Research Centre and other innovative companies, is the perfect partner for implementing research outcomes into practice. SIP Biel/Bienne is one of the five locations selected for the national Switzerland Innovation project.

SCCER – Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research

Bern University of Applied Sciences’ engagement with the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER) ‘Storage’, ‘Mobility’ and ‘Grids’ brings substantial benefits to the centre. This collaboration ensures access to key national and international research networks in energy storage and its applications, which is particularly advantageous for external partners of the BFH Energy Storage Research Centre.

KLiB – the Lithium Ion Battery Competence Network

The Lithium-Ion Battery Competence Network (KLiB) counts among its members leading international industrial companies and practice-oriented research institutes. The competence network focuses on all topics relating to lithium-ion batteries. To facilitate knowledge transfer and cultivate international contacts, the BFH Energy Storage Research Centre joined the KLiB in spring 2017.

 

BMS-HIL collaboration with Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)

The collaboration between the Institute of Dongguan at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in China and the BFH Energy Storage Research Centre focuses on co-developing a hardware-in-the-loop BMS tester, located at the BFH Centre. The BMS-HIL testing and development platform tackles the challenges most commonly encountered when designing a BMS for the automobile and energy storage industry. This collaboration offers insights into the demands placed on BMS technology at an industrial level.

Research associates by specialism