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Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network will develop a self-sustaining and collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.

Join the Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network here

Co-funded by KTN and the Faraday Battery Challenge, the Cross-Sector Battery Systems (CSBS) Innovation Network aims to:

  • foster and develop the UK supply chain for battery systems beyond the automotive sector
  • identify cross-sector common user needs for battery systems
  • make it easier for UK battery systems users to find UK supply chain partners
  • enable better battery related UK networking and collaboration
  • provide a consolidated voice for an emerging supply chain

SIGN UP now to join this community and network with sector leaders. Members will receive exclusive access to a report from WMG titled ‘From Research and Manufacturing to Application and End of Life – Enabling Electrification Across Sectors’ which looks at battery targets and priorities across sectors, from 2020 to 2035.


As the UK moves towards its Net Zero goals, developing and future-proofing battery systems could be one of the solutions to this global challenge.  The CSBS Innovation Network community will share knowledge around the challenges and opportunities associated with batteries for a broad range of sectors such as aerospace, rail, maritime, stationary storage and other niche applications.

KTN is developing a Hub which will be an online resource for:

  • creating an open and collaborative cross-sectoral community for researchers and innovators in battery manufacturing (including next generation batteries), the related supply chain and end-users
  • opening new markets for the battery industry, by introducing this community to new sectors, thus supporting the growth of UK economy
  • promoting innovation in batteries by identifying technical gaps for their introduction to various sectors
  • helping decarbonise a wide range of end-users from rail, maritime, aviation, construction etc. by enabling the adoption of batteries, thus supporting the Net Zero agenda

In addition to convening this community with the Innovation Network, KTN supports various related ISCF programmes such as the Faraday Battery Challenge, Driving the Electric Revolution and Future Flight.

Our Batteries Expert

Nikoleta Piperidou

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Funding Opportunities

Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero

UK registered businesses of any size can apply for a share of up to £22 million for research to facilitate the UK’s niche and volume supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD).

Opens: 08/03/2021 Closes: 30/06/2021

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Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 8

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

Opens: 01/03/2021 Closes: 24/03/2021

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Approaches to mitigate against stranded diesel assets

Owners and operators are seeking non fossil fuel alternatives or means to dramatically reduce their emissions from assets like generators, forklifts, mobile cranes, and port boats. The winning business(es) in this competition will be given an opportunity to present their solutions to a group of major port operators.

Opens: 12/02/2021 Closes: 25/03/2021

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17th March

Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network: Batteries for Rail

This webinar series will look into the opportunities and trends for Batteries in Defence, Maritime and Rail.

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News

27.01.2021

10 key learnings from our Batteries for… Defence webinar

The ‘Batteries for…’ webinar series explores the trends and opportunities available in three crucial sectors – Defence, Maritime and Rail. In this article, we review the key learnings from the Batteries for… Defence webinar.

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22.10.2020

Cross-Sectoral Opportunities for Batteries: A new community launch & £10m funding

In late September, KTN was delighted to play a key role in supporting innovation for batteries – the launch of the Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network.

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