Batteries Europe and the BATT4EU Partnership have a similar ambition. However, while Batteries Europe aims mainly at identifying, in a holistic way, all the R&I needs across the battery value-chain at every TRL level; the BATT4EU Partnership focuses on prioritising (within the strategic inputs provided mainly by the ETIP), the most urgent R&I priorities to be addressed within the Horizon Europe Work Programme in order to make the European battery industry more competitive and sustainable.
Because of their similarities, a close coordination and priorities’ alignment is foreseen between the 2 initiatives. As an example, the ETIP Batteries Europe will serve as an Advisory Committee in BEPA facilitating information exchange and coordination between the Horizon Europe Partnerships, Member States, relevant regions and other structures directly addressing different parts of the batteries value chain. Moreover, R&I priorities identified by Batteries Europe experts will be taken as inputs by BEPA in the elaboration of its SRIA to identify high priority R&I topics for batteries.