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1st Batteries Europe General Assembly

21 June 2022
Location: Brussels, Belgium

The first general assembly of the European Technology and Innovation Platform “Batteries Europe” took place on Tuesday, 21 June, in a hybrid gathering held in Brussels and online. Over 160 stakeholders attended the event, including approximately 70 in-person participants and more than 90 online attendees.

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, stressed in his keynote speech the importance to “reduce our dependence on imports of critical raw materials, we need to focus on developing locally produced batteries using non-critical raw materials”. Therefore, Batteries Europe aims to be the single-entry point to all battery-related research projects to pursue excellence and reduce time to market of the technologies that could pave the way for a greener and more sustainable Europe.

Following a fruitful first mandate, the second has been launched on a high note by meeting face-to face to jointly discuss various topics, such as:
• Outline the strategy, priorities and impacts for the coming 3 years;
• To interact with other international batteries research and innovation strategies;
• To integrate workforces within the European battery R&I ecosystem.

Read the press release here.