LG Energy Solution launches battery Innovation Contest for innovative battery-related technologies.

About the Contest

Battery Innovation Contest (BIC) is a battery research grant program that supports novel proposals from universities and research institutions from all over the world. The contest encourage those inspired scholars with cutting-edge ideas to apply for the BIC 2021 and to innovate the future of battery technologies with LG Energy Solution.
The research may focus on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to the following:
Next gen. anode material
Silicon oxide, Silicon-carbon composite, pure-Si, conversion materials, alloy materials, Lithium metal, lithophilic layer
Next gen cathode material
High Ni, Lithium rich cathode, Manganese rich, single crystal, Cobalt free, Sulfur, Sulfur-carbon composite
Advanced Electrolyte
Ionic liquid, nonflammable electrolyte, antioxidant electrolyte, high ionic conductivity electrolyte
Solid electrolyte
Oxide electrolyte, Sulfide electrolyte, polymer based electrolyte, Hybrid electrolyte
Battery management system
Wireless BMS, Sensor, Remaining Useful Life, SOX prediction, control, communication
Computational modeling
AI central processing model, synthetic simulation, Automatic analysis
Other areas that need innovative solutions


Online proposal submission: 9 August, 2021 to 30 September, 2021
Application review: 15 November, 2021 to 1 January, 2022
Notification of selections: November 2021
Contract Signing: February 2022
Dispatch of LG researchers: March 2022


The winner of this contest will be granted up to $150,000 per year for multi-year research activities and may also have the opportunity to collaborate with LGES researchers.
For registration visit https://www.lgensol.com/en/company-rnd-innovation-tab1