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Transport Research Arena 2022

From 14 to 17 November 2022, the Transport Research Arena, which is a European research and technology conference on transport and mobility took place in Lisbon, Portugal. Themed “Moving together – reimagining mobility worldwide”, this conference welcomed experts from around the world to discuss the newest innovations and future of mobility and transport.

Along with the invited session, Batteries Europe held a booth with colleagues from the European battery R&I ecosystem.

On day 2, with BEPA, Battery 2030+ and the two IPCEIs on batteries, Batteries Europe organized the session titled ‘The European battery innovation ecosystem powering the transition to an e-mobility future’.

Indeed, the extent to which the EU’s energy and climate objectives are achieved for the transport sector depends significantly on the battery industry. A carbon neutral and electrified transport industry will not be possible without the development of battery technology. The European initiatives which are promoting battery R&I will show how battery R&I will be supported in the years to come and how the battery value chain can meet the challenges to support the mobility sector in the green transition. The key elements of the European Research and Innovation Agenda and the mobility roadmap were presented as well as emphasising the key role of manufacturing to meet demand.

Moderated by Michele De Gennaro (AIT), the line-up of speakers below:
• Andrea Gentili, Clean Planet Partnerships Manager at DG RTD, European Commission
• Franz Geyer, Head of R&D collaboration Zero emission mobility at BMW Group
• Stefan Wolf, Senior Innovation Consultant at VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik
• Edel Sheridan, Senior Business Developer at SINTEF Energy Research
• Thilo Bein, Head of Knowledge Management at the Fraunhofer LBF
• João Alves, R&D Projects Area Coordinator at ATEC

On day 3, our partner from SINTEF Energy Research, Edel Sheridan gave a keynote speech during the session “Batteries for automotive applications”. This session addressed the current challenges facing electric vehicle “batteries and presents approaches to overcoming them from three different research and innovation clusters.

Finally, representatives of BEPA – Batteries European Partnership Association and Batteries Europe had the honor to sit and discuss in detail with Rosalinde van der Vlies on the state of Innovation Uptake of new battery technologies and the new Battery Academy among other hot topics.

We look forward to creating more synergies with the European Commission on these issues in the future.