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CONTEST: Battery Innovation Contest (BIC)

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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

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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



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