The Battery Research and Innovation Hub

The Battery Research and Innovation Hub is a unique, world class, purpose-built, research and innovation centre for battery design and development, encompassing research, pilot-scale manufacturing and the commercialisation of energy storage technologies.

A dedicated, world-class battery technology research and translation facility

Specialising in advanced battery design, fabrication and testing, the facility includes a pilot production line to manufacture advanced batteries and battery components, complementing pouch cell prototyping, a cell and pack testing lab, and advanced cell diagnostics, materials characterisation and failure analysis.

Research to advance existing technologies such as lithium-ion but also focus on sustainable alternatives such as sodium batteries.

Building Victoria’s role in the global supply chain

The facility will build Victoria's role in the global supply chain for advanced batteries while meeting the bespoke battery needs of customers with demanding applications. Translating Australian IP into next-generation batteries, the Battery Research and Innovation Hub will facilitate collaborative projects with our current partners and catalyse new partnerships within Victoria’s green economy.

The facility will also provide post-secondary education and training opportunities in battery production and process engineering and will be included in Deakin's school and community outreach programs.

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Construction timelines

Construction is almost complete, with the new facility due to open in late 2022.

This project includes co-contributions from the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund (VHESIF).

For further information on our other VHESIF funded projects please visit the links below.

Contact Us

For all enquiries about The Battery and Innovation Hub please contact:

Dr Timothy Khoo
Associate Director
timothy.khoo@deakin.edu.au