Working Groups and Task Forces

In order to organise the work within BEPA and to achieve the objectives of the Partnership, different expert groups have been established. 

Working Groups

The main tasks of the 6 WGs will be to publish technology reviews and roadmaps, update the SRIA, and to identify, prioritise and draft the key battery R&I topics for the Horizon Europe Work Programmes.

These working groups cover all the segments of the battery value chain, allowing an efficient identification of priorities, especially in the perspective of the update of the Partnership strategic documents. They also lead the process of the development of battery topics for the Horizon Europe work programmes, setting out the priority topics for Horizon Europe funding in the coming years. The working groups are organised as follows:

  • WG1: New and Emerging Technologies
  • WG2: Raw materials and Recycling
  • WG3: Advanced Materials
  • WG4: Cell Design and Manufacturing
  • WG5: Mobility Applications and Integration
  • WG6: Stationary Applications and Integration

The BEPA working groups are currently integrated with Batteries Europe for the joint development of a strategic research and innovation agenda. To join a working group, you must be a member of BEPA or Batteries Europe. The process of defining topics for Horizon Europe battery calls is open to BEPA members only.

Each working group is lead by member elected Core Teams, consisting of Industry chair, Research Chair, and Technical Advisor. To see the Core Teams responsible for each working group, check the Working Group Core Team List.

For more information, please consult the Working Groups Terms of Reference.

Task Forces

Transversal and non-technical topics can be covered alongside the main areas of each working group, but are also covered in detail by dedicated Task Forces. Like the working groups, the task forces are jointly organised with Batteries Europe.

There are 7 task forces, covering the transversal and non-technical aspects related to the battery industry. The aim of the Task Forces is to identify and discuss the main challenges in these areas, and to then provide recommendations and support to address their specific challenges alongside the work of the working groups. Their flexible structure allows for the repurposing of their scope and objectives to fit the evolving needs of the battery ecosystem. The task forces are comprised as follows:

  • Task Force Digitalisation
  • Task Force Education and Skills
  • Task Force Safety
  • Task Force Sustainability
  • Task Force Social Science and Humanities
  • Task Force Standardisation and Hybridisation
  • Task Force Innovation Uptake

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