The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organization, bundling the missions of a university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and of a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation. In establishing innovative research structures, KIT is pursuing joint strategies and visions. KIT is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany and is devoted to top research and excellent academic education as well as to being a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, exchange of knowhow, and sustainable innovation culture.
The Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) has been co-founded in 2011 by the KIT, Ulm University, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) as the German center of excellence in the field of electrochemical energy storage and has rapidly achieved worldwide recognition, positioning itself among the leading research institutions in this field. Within the SiGNE project, KIT-HIU is taking the lead in exploring synthesis routes for single-crystalline Ni-rich cathode materials for high energy density batteries. Furthermore, different coatings are tested for the Ni-rich active materials to enable an aqueous electrode fabrication.