BATT4EU publishes the new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

This Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) is a co-creation by the European Commission and the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA). In the development of the SRIA, BEPA has worked closely together with the Batteries Europe Secretariat. BEPA and Batteries Europe have collected input from the wider European Batteries R&I Community by organising six Working Groups and several Task Forces, of which the total attendance figures reach in the hundreds.

The recently published SRIA replaces the BATT4EU SRIA of 2021 and lists the key strategic actions outline that the European Batteries R&I Community that can bring leverage to collaborative research projects put forward by the BATT4EU Partnership, members of  the Cluster Hub “Production of raw materials for batteries” included. The SRIA builds on the Roadmaps which have been published by Batteries Europe and Battery 2030+ and is the results of the combined inputs of numerous stakeholders from the European battery landscape.

The new SRIA outlines time-based research and innovation priorities for every part of the battery value chain and points to 6 imperatives that need tackling in order to increase the competitiveness of the European battery value chain.

The 6 imperatives outlined in the new SRIA

  • Ensure research and innovation match industry needs to translate into gigafactories and markets
  • Increase the strategic autonomy of Europe by reducing the reliance on imported critical raw materials
  • Improve battery affordability to accelerate the green transition and keep the European industry competitive
  • Improve the flexibility of battery manufacturing and recycling systems
  • Implement a safe and sustainable by design framework for batteries
  • Support the continuity of excellent European battery research and academic-industrial

Download the official document

On 20 March 2024, BATT4EU is organising a webinar to present the new Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for batteries.
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