Overview of our project partners:

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TWT GmbH Science & Innovation

For more than 30 years TWT GmbH Science & Innovation has been a premium development partner of the automotive, aerospace, healthcare and energy industry. The company bridges Research and Industry. Innovations with added value are generated in projects where different disciplines are combined and coupled through intense intercommunication: Within TWT, specialists in many subjects work hand in hand. The results of their research and development work are digital products, innovative simulation methods and IT solutions, as well as optimized processes for customers in the premium industries such as Daimler, BMW, Audi, Porsche, IBM, Lufthansa, Airbus, Liebherr Aerospace, … etc.

TWT provides the full range of services in digital product development from one source: from the conceptual design to geometric and functional optimization and validation through simulation. Furthermore, our business is strongly influenced by a very close interaction with information and communication technologies. This fact enables us to provide custom-made and cost-efficient solutions with one goal: the success of our clients’ products. TWT was founded in 1986 and currently has roughly 300 employees. Half of the personnel have a doctor’s degree and another 40% hold a master’s degree. Through participation in international research projects, a constant flow of innovation is guaranteed.


LION Smart

LION Smart is an innovative engineering service company for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers of the automotive industry as well as for additional industries. The company operates test facilities and test laboratories for electric storage devices with the TÜV SÜD AG (TÜV SÜD Battery Testing GmbH).

As a high-quality engineering service company, LION Smart also offers advisory services in lithium-ion storage technology and performs a promising research program in this field. The company facilitates the use of lithium-ion storage technology for each vehicle model and has a strong link to research centers and universities.



The power electronics technology and control was supplied by Prof. Dr. Paul Riley from City University of London and Dr. Obrad Dordevic from Liverpool John Moores University., University of London

City, University of London (City), established in 1894, is a global University and part of the University of London. Committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions it has an enviable central London location. The University attracts over 21,000 students from around 160 countries. The School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering has been leading education and research in engineering and mathematics for more than a hundred years. The recently combined Department of Engineering fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration particularly between electrical and mechanical engineering, both disciplines underpinning

the green technology revolution. It is the home of both the Systems and Control Research Centre (SCRC) and Thermofluids Research Centre (TFRC). Each Research Centres maintain strong links with automotive and power industries active in low carbon technologies with collaborations that actively building our international reputation. Since 2013, SCRC and TFRC have coordinated and participated in more than 20 EU-funded and 25 nationally funded scientific and applied research grants. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) showed a significant improvement in our research standing, with 79% of its staff rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.



Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is a UK based university with over 23,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide and 2400 staff, offering 250 degree courses. The University strongly supports research, with Engineering and Technology as one of the nine key areas. The Electric Machines and Drives Research Group (EMD-RG), a constituent part of the Research Centre for Electrical and Electronics Engineering, is one of the internationally highly rated research groups within the University. The main focus of the group is on variable-speed drives and on power electronic converters for interfacing the drives and generators with the grid. It is well known as the world-leading research group in the area of multiphase drives. The research of this group has had a wide and far reaching impact on research directions worldwide and has led

the industry to commence investigating and using this type of machines in practice. This resulted in establishment of strong contacts of the group with industry and with Universities worldwide. The group also has a strong background in the area of multilevel converters, their control, modulation and voltage balancing. This includes neutral-point clamped converters, and cascaded H-bridge converters. The group also has proven expertise in power-electronic converter modelling and simulation. EMD-RG laboratory is well equipped with power electronic converters, various machines (including a number of three-phase and multiphase induction and synchronous machines), measurement, and control systems (including hardware-in-the-loop, HIL, platforms).