VITO is an independent Flemish research organization in the area of cleantech and sustainable development. Within the EnergyVille partnership, VITO has further expanded its renowned expertise in the field of batteries, based on long-standing activities on battery testing, modelling and the development of advanced battery management system technology. VITO is well represented and embedded in both national and international battery projects and initiatives and is a member of the Batteries European Partnership.

Main role and expertise: VITO is responsible for the co-development of the single cell supervision system that can be linked to a higher-level management system and that is brought in by Spear Power Systems. The entity will collaborate across the development phase with all the involved partners to ensure a swift integration of the developed smart cell supervision system in the final battery pack. VITO is responsible for performing tests that can be executed in its Battery Testing Laboratory in Genk according to specifications as set by the final application.