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Meet us in San Sebastián in June.

What’s new?

Workshop program online

Public workshop “Smart sensor batteries and the future battery generation” in San Sebastián on June 21-22, 2023

Drop in and find out – the full workshop program is now available on the website. Speakers from numerous battery sensing projects as well as insights into the industrial application and future trends.

The workshop is open for interested scientists and experts from battery and automotive development as well as from electro-mechanical engineering.

Smart sensor batteries and the future battery generation

 Public workshop in San Sebastián on June 21-22, 2023

Join the SPARTACUS workshop to learn more about the opportunities and limitations of battery sensor technology for future battery performance. Also meet the BATTERY 2030+ battery sensing community and take advantage of the networking opportunity.

The workshop is open for interested scientists and experts from battery and automotive development as well as from electro-mechanical engineering.

BATTERY 2030+ Annual Conference 3

Registration for the upcomig Battery 2030+ Annual Conference in Uppsala is open – meet us in Sweden on May 9-10th!

More information and registration on https://meetbattery2030.eu

SPARTACUS attended the BATTERY 2030+ Annual Meeting and at the
Battery Innovation Days 2022


BATTERY 2030+ Annual Meeting, Brussels at VUB, September 12, 2022

Battery Innovation Days, Brussels at VUB, September 13-14, 2022

Great to have met the other BATTERY 2030+ initiative members in presence in Brussels. Subsequent we participated in the virtual exhibition of the Battery Innovation Days and were also present on site. If  you missed us in Brussels, maybe you would like see the SPARTACUS-talk, available in our virtual booth? Register in our download center and get the link.


Read a new press release about SPARTACUS in the Fraunhofer Research News

Battery technology

SPARTACUS makes batteries stronger

Research News / 


Batteries for electric cars and mobile devices are easy to use, but repeated charging and discharging accelerates aging, reduces the performance of battery cells and shortens their service life. In the SPARTACUS research project, researchers at Fraunhofer ISC are using a range of different sensors to monitor the internal status of battery cells. The data can be used to optimize the battery management system, …


Have a look to our new project flyer – SPARTACUS and its mission as pdf download.

Joint project Wokshops with HIDDEN and BAT4EVER

SPARTACUS project and two other Battery 2030+ projects – BAT4EVER and HIDDEN – are collaborating in workshops to create synergies between battery sensing and self healing approaches for batteries. The focus is on battery performance and reliability – for example, how can SPARTACUS sensors detect self healing processes, or how can sensor signals trigger self healing processes if necessary? The last two workshops with the two sister projects took place in February and March. Follow us on LinkedIn to stay tuned.

March 8, 2022 – International Women’s Day

Get more women inspired by research and battery technology – statement from Maitane Berecibar, Professor and head the Battery Innovation Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Workpackage Leader in the SPARTACUS project

What is your research about?

Together with my team, we study the batteries of the future. Starting by prototyping new battery technologies, upscaling, testing and developing all smart algorithms and functionalities that are needed for a battery pack to be used in an application.

Why did you choose to get into science?

Since I was a kid I was intrigued by science, maths and physics. I was also very much aware of making our world a better place by recycling and understanding the problems on pollution and the scarcity of resources.

Therefore, developing technological solutions for a better, greener and more sustainable wold was without any doubt what I wanted to do.

What needs to be done to get more women into the field of battery research?

It is important to always highlight that women are essential in science. Our thoughts, efforts and minds are needed to develop technology. I would like to say to all girls and women: Follow your dreams and never give up, you are supported!

Two of the BATTERY 2030+ project teams – the HIDDEN project and SPARTACUS – met for a joint workshop on Feb 8, 2022. The aim was to foster synergy between self healing and sensing technologies for future batteries

Read more in the news…

The SPARTACUS research project as part of the EU research initiative BATTERY 2030+ has now been running for around a year. The project has successfully mastered the first milestones and project goals. On the way to sensor-based optimization of charging times, range and service life for lithium-ion batteries, the SPARTACUS project team has worked on a number of partial aspects over the past 12 months. Now the individual components can be combined into a complete system.

Read more in the current press release…

What We Do

Faster charging, longer stability of performance not only for electric vehicles but also for smartphones and other battery powered products – that’s what the recently started SPARTACUS research project wants to achieve. By utilizing advanced sensors and cell management systems, SPARTACUS aims to reduce charging times by up to 20 percent without compromising the reliability and service life of batteries. The European Union is funding SPARTACUS as part of the BATTERY 2030+ research initiative.

News and trends about future battery trends  – meet us in June in beautiful San Sebastián © CIDETEC

More information on the Workshop in beautiful San Sebastián © CIDETEC 

© BATTERY 2030+ More information on the upcoming event in Uppsala on the website

Fast Charging Car

© Fraunhofer ISC for SPARTACUS
SPARTACUS has set out to revolutionize fast charging for batteries through sensor technology. Meet us at Battery Innovation Days 2022!

© A. Latour, CEA for SPARTACUS Details of the printed circuit board for the battery sensor system with mounted temperature sensor and printed ultrasonic sensors.

© A. Latour, CEA for SPARTACUS
Details of the printed circuit board for the battery sensor system with mounted temperature sensor and printed ultrasonic sensors.

Maitane Berecibar, Professor and head the Battery Innovation Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Maitane Berecibar, Professor and head the Battery Innovation Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Maitane Berecibar, Professor and head the Battery Innovation Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

BATTERY 2030+ is a large-scale research initiative in Europe with the aim of developing more environmentally friendly and safer batteries with better performance, greater storage capacity options and longer life. Under the umbrella of BATTERY 2030+, research projects from three different areas are currently being launched:

  • Development of a European infrastructure plat-form to combine large-scale calculations and experimental studies to map the complex reactions that take place in a battery.
  • Development and integration of sensors that monitor and report the condition of the battery in real-time.
  • Development of regenerative components that extend battery life and improve safety.

BATTERY 2030+ is coordinated by Prof. Kristina Edström, University of Uppsala, Sweden. The consortium comprises 23 partner organizations and companies from 14 European countries.

SPARTACUS in a nutshell

SPARTACUS stands for “Spatially resolved acoustic, mechanical and ultrasonic sensing for smart batteries”. The project aims to develop a multi-functional sensor array technology for various types of batteries.

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The SPARTACUS project will change common LIB BMS fundamentally by implementing a dedicated model on cell level (CMS) fed by an array of integrated acousto-mechanical and thermal sensors and combined with advanced impedance spectroscopy.

Application Areas

The SPARTACUS project supports this goal by maximizing the performances of the battery in terms of fast charge and cycle life to increase first and second life use, and therefore duration of stay in material cycle.


SPARTACUS will feature smart battery cells with affordable sensor solutions in order to detect degradation and failure mechanisms, intentionally before loss of performance takes place to eventually unfold the full potential of LIB.

Partners and Stakeholders

The consortium is composed of 4 research organizations, 1 university and 2 industrials covering all relevant expertise needed.

Smarter batteries for Europe

smart monitored – smart and fast charged

Spatially resolved acoustic, mechanical and ultrasonic sensing for smart batteries – SPARTACUS

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Fast Charging Car
Charging Car and Cellphone
Sensor array and extended CMS circuit for measuring and evaluating the sensor signals. The sensor array measures the deformation of the battery during cycling. © K. Selsam, Fraunhofer ISC
Electromobility Bus
Electromobility Technology


Partners from industry and research

How to participate

Become member of the SPARTACUS Industrial Advisory Board


  • Industrial product development experience
  • Technical requirements
  • Market needs
  • A little time and attention, once a year – or more often, if you like.


  • Stay informed about the ongoing project.
  • Influence the alignment of the project goals for your own needs.
  • Discuss with the work package leaders.
  • Benefit from networking within the Battery 2030+ innovation platform.
  • Have a front row seat when it comes to using project results.


Project Coordinator
Gerhard Domann


Dissemination Manager
Marie-Luise Righi


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    Project Coordinator

    Gerhard Domann
    Fraunhofer ISC


    Dissemination Manager

    Marie-Luise Righi
    Fraunhofer ISC