Siemens Digital Industries Software has partnered with Tianmu Lake Institute of Advanced Energy Storage Technologies (TIES), a major Chinese energy storage R&D centre, to build the Advanced Battery Technology Innovation Center.
The so-called ABTIC Innovation Center is being built at the 51,000 square meter TIES facility in Liyang, China, and is scheduled to open at the end of this year. Much of China’s burgeoning battery ecosystem, including companies like CATL and LG Chem, clusters within a few hundred kilometres of Liyang.
The centre will provide the battery industry with digital services, including design and simulation, test and analysis, pilot verification and engineering simulation. ABTIC will also offer consulting services to manufacturing enterprises, both domestic and abroad and offer shared lab leases for small businesses. The aim is to foster advanced research in battery technology and drive collaboration throughout the supply chain.
Professor Hong Li, Chief Executive Officer, at TIES believes these digital solutions will help “understand the complex batteries and their processing precisely and produce the new batteries with unprecedented quality and reliability”.
Launched in April 2019, TIES was set up jointly by the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science and Jiangsu Zhongguancun Technology Park (Z-Park). The ABTIC Innovation Center is planned to open by the end of 2019. Siemens claims this as the first Innovation Center focused on advanced battery technology, and it is the first centre in China to provide comprehensive third-party testing, research and development, verification and technology services to the battery industry.