The creation of the MEET
The first concept outlines for the MEET Battery Research Center were put down on paper in mid-2008. Concrete planning began at the start of 2009. In September of that year, the official go-ahead was given under the motto "Ready to MEET". Just a few months later - in February 2010 - the contract for building the MEET center was awarded. One year after this - in February 2011 - it was time to move in. The rapid speed of construction was made possible by a modular building method - a modern technique for versatilely equipped laboratory buildings.
The individual modules were prefabricated in factory halls - including the wallpaper on the walls, the lamps on the ceiling and the necessary basic laboratory facilities such as gas connections and fume hoods. After being transported to Münster, the altogether 58 ready-installed units were assembled within two weeks.
The three storeys of the research center have an overall area of 4,500 square metres. That provides a useable area of some 2,500 square metres in which to research and experiment, learn and teach.