Announcement of the
Science Award Electrochemistry

raised by BASF and Volkswagen

+++ Extension of the closing Date for Applications - one week +++
New closing date: July 31, 2015

For the future of energy supply and individual mobility electrochemistry and their application gain importance increasingly. Without strong 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 and operations as well as recycling. Research activities in applied sciences are very welcome.

The awards for the best applications selected by a high-ranked jury of experts comprise a total prize money of 100,000 Euro, thereof 50,000 Euro for the winner. The Award symposium and ceremony are planned to take place on October 28th and 29th 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.

The usage of the prize money is unconditional. The winner and the finalists are free to decide about the purpose of the prize money.

For detailed information particularly with regard to terms & conditions and application requirements, please refer to the points on our website. The closing date for application is July 31, 2015, midnight (Central European Summer Time, CEST).

Ludwigshafen/Wolfsburg, 30.04.2015

BASF SE            Volkswagen AG


“Our new visualization methods help researchers to optimize next-generation batteries.”

Professor Vanessa Wood
Professor Vanessa Wood,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Switzerland
Prize Winner 2014

Impressions from the Award Ceremony on November 6, 2014

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