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.

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
Charging Car and Cellphone
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