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Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network is a 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 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 has also developed the Cross-Sector Battery Innovation Systems Hub, 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

Click here to visit the Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network online hub.

Listen to our podcast series, The Battery Caffè.

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.

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Funding Opportunities

Huckletree Alpha Accelerator and Earthrise Sustainability Summit 2022: Urban Futures

Huckletree are designing their Alpha Accelerator and Earthrise Sustainability Summit around Urban Futures for 2022. The Alpha Accelerator is a 12-week programme that supercharges the pre-seed strategies of startups with at least one underrepresented founder.

Opens: 03/01/2022 Closes: 30/01/2022

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Novel energy storage for sea and land based applications

The Innovate UK KTN Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside a British multinational company that is trying to overcome a significant challenge related to energy storage. To help address this challenge, the company is looking for solution providers across the research and innovation ecosystem.

Opens: 10/01/2022 Closes: 21/02/2022

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31st January

US – UK Battery Technology Research and Innovation Online Summit

Supported by the UK’s Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Faraday Battery Challenge, Innovate UK KTN and the Faraday Institution are working together to organise and deliver an exciting online event to bring together industry and research from across the UK-US.

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The Battery Caffè Podcast Series

We understand that innovation is fast-paced and it is sometimes hard to stay up-to-date with the latest news in your sector. In order to make things easier for you, we have developed a series of 10-15min interviews with experts in batteries and supporting sectors.

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Batteries Fortnight 2022 - a series of online opportunities for the batteries industry

Innovate UK KTN is running Batteries Fortnight from 24 January to 4th February 2022, with events ranging from the launch of an Investment Readiness Programme to a week-long US-UK summit focusing on battery technologies.

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