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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

Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in grant funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology. The aim of this competition strand is to support the research and development of the most promising innovative battery technologies for the propulsion of electric vehicles, building on the outputs of previous activity to accelerate towards commercialisation. Briefing recording now available.

Opens: 28/09/2020 Closes: 09/12/2020

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Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation Feasibility Studies, Round 4

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in grant funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology. This competition strand will draw on the most exciting, high potential impact, early stage research where a 12 month feasibility study can catalyse the route to commercialisation. Recorded video briefing now available!

Opens: 28/09/2020 Closes: 09/12/2020

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Recorded: 28th September

Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network launch

The aim of the CSBS group is to develop a community which will be sharing knowledge around the challenges and opportunities associated with the small-series, niche or otherwise specialist batteries and energy storage systems for mobile and stationary systems.

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News

04.08.2020

Energy-related funding call round-up

A round-up of the latest funding calls in the energy sector. Updated 18th November 2020.

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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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