11 Jan 2018

Invitation to EC workshop on European Battery Cell R&I

Dear Sir/Madam,

We would like to kindly invite you to the two-day workshop "European Battery Cell R&I: Setting short and medium-term priorities" organised by the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, on 11 & 12 January 2018 in Brussels.

In H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 € 100 million is already allocated to fund battery research projects. At the same time, in the context of the EU Battery Alliance, additional € 100 million became available to fund further projects. Therefore, the objective of this workshop is to identify specific topics to be included in the H2020 Work Programme 2019 and 2020.

The workshop will gather wide range of stakeholders including research organisations, cell manufacturers, material suppliers, OEMs, battery pack/module suppliers and national organisations.

Outline of the workshop:

January 11 (afternoon) - Policy developments and technological state of the art presentations;

January 12 - In-depth discussions in break-out sessions covering four topics:

1.       Advanced Li-ion technologies (generation 3b)

2.       Next generation solid-state Li-ion technologies (generation 4)

3.       Technologies for stationary storage applications

4.       Research Pilot Line network

You will have to choose a break-out session appropriate to your expertise and affiliation when registering to the workshop.

The discussion paper was developed to facilitate your discussions during the break-out sessions.

For further information including draft agenda and discussion paper, as well as the link for registration please refer:!wN88Qy

Participation is free of charge. However, please note that travel and/or accommodation costs are not covered.

In case of additional questions please contact

Please note that on 10th January another workshop is organised by DG CNECT on batteries research. The objective of this workshop is to explore the long term challenges and emerging next generations of battery technologies for energy storage that could eventually be addressed by a large scale EU R&I initiative under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme. For more information about that workshop, please contact

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels.

Best regards,

European Commission, DG Research and Innovation