We welcome Fraunhofer IPA from Stuttgart Germany as our newest member of the network with their Center for Battery Cell Manufacturing (ZDB). Their profile ranges from consulting through to research and development projects in the fields of planning, manufacturing, digitalization and end-of-life. At the ZDB, methods and tools to tackle these challenges are being developed and extensively tried and tested on a laboratory line. Digitizing the entire value chain in battery cell production is one of the tasks of the ZDB. Research services support the certification and scaling of existing (lithium ion) and future battery cell concepts and manufacturing processes. The focus is on stabilizing and improving product quality while considering strict economic and ecological constraints. To achieve this, ZDB optimizes individual production processes and complete interlinked production lines as well as higher-level process and building infrastructures. The ZDB at Fraunhofer IPA is setting up an entire, fully digitized production chain for lithium-ion battery cells.