Skeleton Technologies not only relies on its own development work in the future technology of ultracapacitors, but also on synergies with existing research facilities. The renowned Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden) has been won over for this.
Skeleton Technologies cooperates both in the high-current laboratory of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering under the responsibility of Prof. Dr. Ralf-Dieter Rogler, head of the Switchgear Technology Department, and in the field of chemical engineering with the Laboratory for Solid State Chemistry and Analysis, headed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Feller.
Professor Rogler is responsible for the test runs of the ultracap modules and prototyping in the Dresden high-current laboratory. Professor Feller is working with the developers of Skeleton Technologies to advance research into cell development. The R&D department is housed in the faculty of the HTW Dresden until October, when the factory laboratory in the production facility in Großröhrsdorf is completed.
Thomas Hucke, CTO and Managing Director at Skeleton Technologies, who completed his engineering studies at the Technical University Dresden and has already worked for companies from Saxony in the past, explains: “Saxony and its capital Dresden offer an excellent environment for a technology company in the future-relevant energy storage sector such as Skeleton Technologies.” He adds: “The highly qualified know-how of the university and us as business partners can exploit synergies here in order to advance a globally important future technology for application areas such as electro mobility and smart graph-based power network applications.”
Prof. Dr. Jörg Feller explains: “With the cooperation between Skeleton Technologies and HTW Dresden, we are fulfilling the social mission of universities of applied sciences: to support companies in the development of products with our knowledge, our laboratory equipment and the targeted training of students – the specialists mentioned many times.”