Techno-economic simulation tools, cost-benefit analysis, and business model innovation are needed to assess advanced battery technologies. The EU-funded TwinVECTOR project will create a centre of excellence at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU), Czechia, focusing on next generation battery sustainable design, energy business models, and sustainability assessments. The TBU aims to increase scientific expertise and capacity in these domains. The upgraded research and administration unit (RAU) will support the project by coordinating capacity building measures. TBU will cooperate with excellent foreign institutions, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Austrian Institute of Technology, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and the Bavarian Research Alliance.