From Volkswagen and BASF: For future energy supply and individual mobility, electrochemistry and its application will become increasingly important. Without affordable and efficient energy storage neither electric vehicles nor renewable energy can contribute to sustainable energy supply and individual mobility. Therefore BASF SE and Volkswagen AG, two leading industrial companies, wish to fund excellent scientific research in electrochemistry in the faculties of chemistry, physics and engineering, as well as its applications. The research activities in focus of this contest could address, but are not limited to battery materials, cells, battery systems, production, operations and recycling.
The award for the best application selected by a high-ranked jury of experts comprises a prize money of 50,000 Euro. The prize money shall be applied to scientific purposes. The closing date for applications is August 3, 2012, midnight (Central European Summer Time). For detailed information particularly with regard to terms and conditions and application requirements, please refer to the following website:
Science Award Electrochemistry is a joint initiative of Volkswagen and BASF.