Announcement of the
Science Award Electrochemistry

raised by Volkswagen and BASF

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 Volkswagen AG and BASF SE, 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 50,000 Euro, thereof 25,000 for the winner.

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 04.07.2014, midnight (Central European Summer Time, CEST).


Wolfsburg/Ludwigshafen, 14.04.2014

Volkswagen AG            BASF SE