KTN and Innovate UK invite you to an Information and Consortia Building Event for Horizon 2020 Batteries
Posted on 18/09/2019
Extract from the Cross-cutting activities Work Programme
Europe has to search for better performance, and strongly force the development of more price competitive and sustainable battery storage solutions. Beyond research on improved electrochemistry and new battery materials (e.g. advanced Li-ion, solid-state and post-Li-ion technologies), it is the complete electric batteries value chain and life-cycle that has to be considered, from access to raw material, over innovative advanced materials and nanotechnologies to modelling, production, recycling, second life, life cycle and environmental assessment and skills. To face the challenge, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič has initiated in October 2017 the EU Battery Alliance as a joint industry-led initiative to prevent a major technological dependence in batteries cells supply and ensure that European companies capture a significant share of the emerging electric battery market.
The selected topics proposed in the Building a Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future: Next-Generation Batteries Call from the Cross-Cutting Activities Work Programme cover a relevant spectrum of activities in the field of electric batteries technology: short term research for advanced Li-ion electrochemistry and production processes, short to medium term research for solid-state electrochemistry, modelling tools, new materials for stationary electric batteries, hybridisation of battery systems, next generation batteries for stationary energy storage, next generation and validation of battery packs and battery management systems, networking of pilot lines and skills development and training.
KTN and Innovate UK will host an Information Day on the 7 November in London, 10am-4.30pm so that attendees can gain benefits from the event such as:
- pointers and tips on achieving success in Horizon 2020
- valuable insights on topics to be funded in the Batteries area
- an overview of the support available locally and nationally to develop applications
- networking sessions throughout the day
- proposal development on Batteries Call topics
The following battery related Call Topics will be included:
About Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research and innovation funding programme, with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) and the biggest single opportunity for UK businesses to access European funding.