"Graz Battery Days" offer insights into the technology of tomorrow

From 19th to 21st September, international experts will meet in Graz to exchange views on the future of battery technology. The conference is organised by VARTA and Fraunhofer IKTS.

For three days in September, the Austrian town of Graz will once again become a think tank for the battery industry. The motto of this year's "Graz Battery Days" in the capital of Styria is: "Tools to Tackle the Challenges of Lithium-Ion Battery Technology". The two-day event is dedicated to the exchange of knowledge among international experts in energy storage, including representatives from the Helmholz Institute in Münster, the University of Cambridge, Carl Zeiss Microscopy or University College London, but of course also VARTA Innovation from Graz, a subsidiary of VARTA AG.

But it's not just about pure lectures, as Stefan Koller, Managing Director of VARTA Innovation, says: "We have a distinct workshop character here. We have an excellent panel of speakers from both academia and industry, and the contact between the audience and the speakers is always intensive at the Graz Battery Days, which is also what we want. The special thing about and the difference to classic conferences is that we really have a narrow technical focus. We discuss one main topic intensively. This year, it is about the question of how we can make the properties of future battery systems measurable, but also about important parameters in cell production. It's about making properties tangible and measurable that are still hidden today, and that will become important for the further development of lithium-ion technology in the future." Ultimately, it is about the battery of the future, Koller continues.

The managing director expects around 100 guests from 19th to 21st September at the fourth edition of the conference, which is now taking place in Graz again for the first time since 2020 due to corona. Further information is available at: http://www.vartamicroinnovation.com/index.php/de/main/graz-battery-days


VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio ranging from micro batteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customised battery solutions for a variety of applications and sets the industry standards as a technology leader in key areas. As the parent company of the Group, it is divided into the segments "Micro Batteries", "Lithium-Ion CoinPower", "Consumer Batteries", "Energy Storage Systems" and "Other".
The "Micro Batteries" segment includes micro and hearing aid batteries, "Lithium-Ion CoinPower" small-format lithium-ion round cells for OEM applications. "Consumer Batteries" represents the business with household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights. “Energy Storage Systems" includes energy storage solutions for primarily private, but also for commercial applications. The "Other" segment includes the "Lithium-Ion Battery Packs" and "Lithium-Ion Large Cells" business units (high-performance lithium-ion round cells for industrial applications in the automotive and non-automotive sectors).
Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets global standards in many areas of lithium-ion technology and in micro batteries, making it a recognised innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and in primary hearing aid batteries. The VARTA AG Group currently employs around 4,200 people. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centres in Asia, Europe and the USA, VARTA AG's operating subsidiaries are currently active in over 100 countries worldwide.