BEPA and Batteries Europe are in the process of establishing integrated Working Groups. This means that BEPA members are automatically invited to join the work done by Batteries Europe on establishing the current state of play of the European battery innovation landscape and what research needs need to be tackled to meet Europe’s climate targets. Both initiatives will work together on a joint Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), creating one document to highlight the most urgent research needs in Europe.
These working groups will follow the structure currently in use by Batteries Europe, making a total of 6 working groups.
The first Working Group will focus on New and Emerging Technologies, bringing a long-term view to the entire battery value chain. The other five working groups will be covering topics along the battery value chain, namely:
These Working Groups will remain restricted to BEPA members when discussing the work done within the Batt4EU Partnership, such as prioritising and defining the call topics for the Horizon Europe Work Programme.
In addition, supporting Task Forces will be set up for transversal issues. More information is this is expected after the summer.