Join our workshop on Nov 20

2019-10-18

Welcome to join our workshop “Building the roadmap for inventing the batteries of the future” at Vrije Universiteit Brussels on 20 November 2019. The registration is free of charge and open until 14 November.

The need to achieve sustainable rechargeable batteries with the highest possible energy and power content, in addition to a long life, is of utmost importance to reach the goal of a fossil-free society. The long-term BATTERY 2030+ initiative brings research institutions, industry and public funders together to develop the next generation of ultra-performing, sustainable and safe batteries. The objective is to provide European industry with disruptive technologies and competitive edge across the full value chain, that will enable Europe to take the lead in battery science and technology.

The initiative was launched in March 2019 and is currently supported by a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action (CSA). As a first step, a roadmap for long-term research has been drafted, including propositions for future research and innovation actions. A full version of the roadmap will be submitted to the European Commission at the beginning of next year.

During the workshop, all stakeholders of the battery value chain in Europe will have the possibility to discuss and provide input on the current status of the roadmap for long-term battery research.

After a general presentation positioning the BATTERY 2030+ initiative in the European landscape, more specific exchanges will be organised to discuss the main research areas that have been identified to address the challenges and opportunities for Europe to develop next-generation batteries:

● Accelerated discovery and design of battery materials and interfaces
● Smart sensing and self-healing functionalities
● Manufacturability and recyclability

The discussions will also target the need for additional long-term research areas.

The registration is free of charge and open until 14 November. Due to limited capacity, you are invited to register as soon as possible
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When? 20 November 2019, 9:00-17:00
Where? Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Bd de la Plaine 2/ Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels
Access map (building Q, entrance 13)

PROGRAM

08:30–09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00–09:10

Welcome
Prof. Dr Ir Hugo Thienpont, Vice-rector Innovation & Industry RelationsProf Dr Ir Joeri Van Mierlo, Director of MOBI at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

09:10-09:25

Opening notes, Maroš Šefčovič, EC Vice-President in charge of the European Battery Alliance

09:25–09:45

BATTERY 2030+, a European long-term research initiative
Prof. Kristina Edström, Coordinator BATTERY 2030+

09:45-10:25

Setting the scene: Global challenges for the battery revolution

Keynote: Khalil Amine, Advanced Lithium Battery Technology team at Argonne National Laboratory (USA)

10:25–11:15

Panel discussion, moderated by Edel Sheridan,  Leader for Strategic Development, Batteries, SINTEF, with:
 

  • Khalil Amine, Advanced Lithium Battery Technology team at Argonne National Laboratory (USA)
  • Thomas Skordas, Director of the Digital Excellence and Science, Infrastructure, EC DG-CNECT
  • Kristina Edström, BATTERY 2030+
  • Patrick de Metz, Saft 
  • Fabrice Stassin, Umicore
  • Stefan Deix, EUCAR

11:15–11:35

Coffee break and networking

11:35–11:45

Completing the scene: H2020 new projects and open calls, Julija Sacovica, European Commission, DG RTD

11:45–12:05

BATTERY 2030+ Roadmap, Simon Perraud, CEA, Deputy-Coordinator BATTERY 2030+

12:05–12:45

BATTERY 2030+ Roadmap - Discussion and Q&A
Panel discussion moderated by Edel Sheridan, Leader for Strategic Development, Batteries, SINTEF, with 

  • Kristina Edström,  BATTERY 2030+ Coordinator, Uppsala University
  • Tejs Vegge, Technical University of Denmark
  • Silvia Bodoardo, Politecnico di Torino
  • Robert Dominko, National Institute of Chemistry
  • Oscar Miguel, CIDETEC Energy Storage
  • Philippe Jacques, EMIRI 

12:45–14:00

Lunch

14:00–16:00

Group discussions on roadmap topics:

  • Accelerated discovery and design of battery materials and interfaces
  • Smart sensing functionalities
  • Self-healing functionalities
  • Manufacturability
  • Recyclability
16:00–16:45 Back in plenary – summary with reports from the groups
16:45–17:00 Wrap-up and closing remarks
17:00–18:30 Networking cocktail