The Story

Batemo - The Founders

The Bate­mo sto­ry began in March 2017 when Dr.-Ing. Michael Schön­le­ber and Dr.-Ing. Jan Richter found­ed the com­pa­ny in Karl­sruhe, Ger­many. After a year-long prod­uct devel­op­ment, the Bate­mo Cells soft­ware was intro­duced to the mar­ket in March 2018. Since then, Bate­mo is cash-flow positive.

Our cus­tomers come from var­i­ous mar­kets: We work with com­pa­nies from dif­fer­ent indus­tries such as pow­er tools, light mobil­i­ty, auto­mo­tive, aero­space, indus­tri­al and cell man­u­fac­tur­ing sectors.

Oper­a­tion of the Bate­mo bat­tery lab­o­ra­to­ry began in June 2018. We char­ac­ter­ize all types of bat­tery cells with ambi­ent tem­per­a­tures between ‑40°C and 60°C using ter­mi­nal cur­rents of up to 720A. Cre­at­ing Bate­mo Cells does not work with­out look­ing inside bat­tery cells. That is why we have been oper­at­ing our own glove­box with a puri­fied argon atmos­phere since May 2019. We open bat­tery cells and ana­lyze the elec­trodes, the elec­trolyte and the sep­a­ra­tor independently. 
Batemo Climate Chamber - Display

The year 2020 pushed us to anoth­er lev­el. We fur­ther devel­oped our prod­ucts and intro­duced the Bate­mo Cell Libary to the market.

Also, new solu­tions for bat­tery sys­tem devel­op­ment like the Bate­mo Cell Explor­er, the Bate­mo Cell Data and the Bate­mo Cell Report helped us to draw a lot more atten­tion and to grow, despite the coro­na virus SARS-CoV­‑2 pandemic.

At the begin­ning of 2021, Bate­mo went into a strate­gic part­ner­ship with AVL. This is how we make all Bate­mo prod­ucts avail­able for the AVL sim­u­la­tion and test­ing solu­tions to specif­i­cal­ly ser­vice the auto­mo­tive indus­try like nev­er before. Addi­tion­al­ly, Bate­mo expe­ri­enced strong growth, both tech­ni­cal­ly in the size of the Bate­mo Cell Library and com­mer­cial­ly in our cus­tomer base.

Bate­mo received the Stel­lan­tis Sup­pli­er Award 2021 in the cat­e­go­ry of inno­va­tion for their abil­i­ty to pro­pose break­through tech­ni­cal solu­tions and new val­ue-cre­at­ing services.

Until today, Bate­mo is 100% inde­pen­dent and com­plete­ly customer-funded.

Working under the Chemical Cabinet


Bate­mo com­mits to edu­cate and train the next gen­er­a­tion of engi­neers. This is our way to enable young, moti­vat­ed engi­neers and sci­en­tists to find nov­el tech­ni­cal solu­tions that save ener­gy, are CO2 neu­tral and fight cli­mate change. There­fore, we spon­sor excit­ing stu­dent projects around the world:

If you work on a stu­dent project and are also inter­est­ed in a spon­sor­ship by Bate­mo, please con­tact us.

The Founders

Batemo Founders - Jan Richter



Dr.-Ing. Jan Richter stud­ied elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing and infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy at the Karl­sruhe Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy (KIT). He focused on elec­tric mobil­i­ty and the fields of elec­tro­chem­i­cal ener­gy stor­age, pow­er elec­tron­ics, and elec­tri­cal machines. Dur­ing his stud­ies, he spent half a year work­ing for the Dalian Insti­tute of Chem­i­cal Physics in Chi­na and for Mer­cedes-Benz Research & Devel­op­ment North Amer­i­ca in the USA. After­wards, he com­plet­ed his doc­tor­ate on mod­el­ling, para­me­ter iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and con­trol of high­ly-uti­lized syn­chro­nous machines at the Insti­tute of Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing (ETI) at KIT, grad­u­at­ing sum­ma cum laude. For his research he received the PCIM Young Engi­neer Award. As part of his activ­i­ties, he devel­oped a mod­el-based devel­op­ment tool for pow­er elec­tron­ics and elec­tri­cal machines for a Tier‑1 auto­mo­tive sup­pli­er. Dur­ing his under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stud­ies, he received a schol­ar­ship from the Stu­di­en­s­tiftung des deutschen Volkes.



Dr.-Ing. Michael Schön­le­ber stud­ied elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing and infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy at the Karl­sruhe Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy (KIT). He spe­cial­ized in elec­tro­chem­istry and sys­tem the­o­ry, with a focus on lithi­um-ion-bat­ter­ies. At the end of his stud­ies, he worked for Robert Bosch LLC in the USA for one year. There he devel­oped algo­rithms for com­bined para­me­ter and state esti­ma­tion in mod­ern bat­tery man­age­ment sys­tems. He was award­ed the Con­ti­nen­tal Auto-Moti­vat­ed Award and rec­og­nized the Siemens Ener­gy Award as top stu­dent of his year.

After he com­plet­ed his doc­tor­ate grad­u­at­ing sum­ma cum laude at the Insti­tute for Mate­ri­als in Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing (IAM-WET) at KIT. As part of an indus­try project with an auto­mo­tive man­u­fac­tur­er, he researched the low fre­quen­cy behav­ior of NMC cath­odes and aging of lithi­um-ion-bat­ter­ies. For his doc­tor­al the­sis, he received the Carl Freuden­berg Prize.