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European workshop on “Electric Vehicle Batteries: Moving from Research Towards Innovation”

The European Commission and the European Technology Platforms involved in the PPP European Green Cars Initiative, EPoSS and ERTRAC, are holding a workshop on 10 April 2013 in Brussels to discuss current European activities and policies for bridging the gap between research and innovation in the domain of batteries for the electric vehicle.

As FP7 and with it the European Green Cars Initiative ends, many projects are also in their final stage or are already finished, the organizers noted. This leads to the question of how their results are moved to innovation.

The workshop will review first results of collaborative research projects on batteries funded under the European Green Cars Initiative as well as relevant first implementations of battery production in Europe will be reviewed. In this context, European activities and policies to supporting innovation shall be considered. The aim is to provide recommendations on innovation support activities in the framework of Horizon 2020.

The invited experts include the coordinators of European collaborative research projects on batteries, leaders of major pilot activities for battery manufacturing, representatives of European companies from the field of energy storage cell and battery technology as well as research institutions and all involved Directorates General of the European Commission.

This workshop is organized by the Coordination Actions “PPP Implementation for Road Transport Electrification” CAPIRE and “Smart Electric Vehicles Value Chains” (Smart EV-VC).

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