Meet the consortium
AU is HELIOS Project Coordinator. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE), within the Renewable Energy System Integration & Control under Electric Engineering Laboratory (RESCuE Lab), leads work packages 1 and 10, and contributes to the implementation of all the other work packages.
Since 2021, KIT’s Institute for Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics (IAM-AWP) runs Europe’s largest Battery Calorimeter Laboratory. Involved in the selection of battery cells and in the definition of testing scenarios, KIT leads work package 4 on battery testing and modelling.
Thanks to the expertise of a research team specialised in numerical modelling of thermo-electrical battery behaviour for design optimisation, IZTECH leads work package 3 on the development of the thermal management system and contributes to all HELIOS’ work packages.
AALTO dedicated engineering team focuses mostly on HELIOS work package 8, for process design and optimisation in relation to a Circular Economy approach. Besides analysing project impacts, AALTO’s team also advises on recycling and re-use issues (work packages 1 and 2).
IREC leads work package 8 on process design and optimisation to apply a Circular Economy approach and analyses the HELIOS project impact. It also supports the design and modelling of converter prototypes, as well as control and communication technologies, for electric vehicles fleets.
RDIUP is a French SME specialised in web-based data analytics and deep machine-learning. For HELIOS, RDIUP develops smart Application Programming Interfaces for optimised fleet management. Within work package 6, it works on the software back-end platform and the cybersecurity module.
NVISION is a technology-based company specialized in the development of Internet of Things solutions for innovation. Leading work package 6 on software development and ICTs, NVISION will use a cloud-based IoT platform to provide upgraded functionalities for battery pack energy and health management.
VESTEL is a world leading Original Design Manufacturer and provider in consumer electronics. For HELIOS, it develops the off-board charging interface and provides charging equipment to test the battery packs on the test e-car and bus. Its team provides technical insight to work packages 1, 5 and 7.
As a recognised developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art powertrain technologies for sustainable mobility, Vitesco Technologies manages the Eco(circular) design of the modular battery pack (WP 2) and equips the project with parts for battery management, battery sensors and thermal management.
INDNEO has vast experience in designing and prototyping battery management systems, converters and charging stations for electric vehicles. Within HELIOS, IDNEO is involved in defining specifications, conducting functional safety analysis, and developing and testing prototypes for power electronics.
As a producer of metro, trams, trains and elec¬tric trams and busses, Bozankaya leads work package 7 on systems integration, testing and validation of pilot prototypes. In addition, it leads the task identifying requirements for product scalability, housing and installation.
UPC is a top technical university in Spain. In HELIOS, UPC leads work package 5 on the development of battery management systems for improved performance, health and carbon footprint management of urban electromobility fleets. The expertise of its research team is key in many other work packages.
DTI is one of the largest technological service providers in Denmark and northern Europe. Making use of its dedicated battery test laboratories and of the Danish Development Centre for Future Flexible Energy System, DTI provides substantial input to work packages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7.
TUS is the largest higher technical education and research complex in Bulgaria. Different research groups from two of its main laboratories are involved in the HELIOS project. While providing substantial contributions to all work packages, TUS is particularly active on work packages 2 and 7.
ZSW promotes and conducts research in renewable energies as well as energy efficiency, conversion and storage, with a focus on solar energy and hydrogen. ZSW participates in work packages 3 and 4, especially within the mechanical, thermal and electrical testing of cells, modules and battery packs.
Different research groups within the Railway Transport Technologies Institute (RUTE) of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) collaborate in HELIOS. Focusing on hybridization architecture, TUBITAK RUTE participates in work packages 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
ECI is a non-profit organisation representing copper mining companies and custom smelters. Besides leading work package 9 on Communications, Dissemination and Exploitation, ECI supports HELIOS in all aspects referring to the application and use of copper materials across work packages 1, 2, 3 and 8.
KNEIA specialises in assessment services on communication, innovation management, dissemination and knowledge transfer to a wide range of stakeholders. Responsible for communication and dissemination activities within work package 9, KNEIA also supports HELIOS’s business and exploitation strategy.