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Coordinate and support the large scale research initiative on Future Battery Technologies


Proposals are expected to coordinate the research activities and the stakeholders participating in the initiative; to facilitate communication, dialogue and cooperation on cross-cutting topics; to monitor the initiative's progress and maintain its roadmap; to provide support for its governance; to promote and communicate the objectives of the initiative[[encompassing the overall strategy and all activities funded under topics LC-BAT-12-2020, LC-BAT-13-2020 and LC-BAT-14-2020]] and its achievements, including by ensuring media presence and public visibility, by engaging with industry and society and by participating or organising outreach events; to identify training and education needs and promote European curricula in future battery technologies. In particular, proposals should identify and coordinate relevant efforts for modelling and data sharing, standardisation, IPR actions in cooperation with other relevant initiatives at European level. They should also help networking and collaboration with other relevant national and international activities in the field. They should cooperate with the ETIP on battery announced in the EU Strategic Action Plan on Batteries[[See https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/3rd-mobility-pack/com20180293-annex2_en.pdf]].

It is expected that such an activity is driven by representatives of the relevant actors of the field (e.g. from academia, RTOs and industry).

The Commission considers that proposals for Coordination and Support Actions of a 3-year duration and requesting a contribution from the EU of up to EUR 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals of another duration and/or requesting other amounts.

Note that special Grant Conditions will apply for projects granted under this topic. In particular, the project partners will need to conclude a collaboration agreement with the other projects selected from the topics LC-BAT-12-2020, LC-BAT-13-2020 and LC-BAT-14-2020 as indicated in the Grant Conditions.

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To network and coordinate the large scale research initiative on Future Battery Technologies and its contribution to the broader efforts of the European research and innovation stakeholders in battery technologies foreseen at European level and in the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan[[See https://ec.europa.eu/en/topics/technology-and-innovation/strategic-energy-technology-plan ]]

  • Fostering the technological, economic and societal impact of the initiative and paving the way to industrial exploitation of future battery technologies in key energy or transport application domains
  • Well-coordinated European initiative on future battery technologies, involving all relevant stakeholders and linked with relevant international, national and regional programmes.
  • Spreading of excellence in future battery technologies across Europe, increased awareness of European activities and availability of European curricula in the field.
  • Increased synergies and collaboration between the relevant research and innovation stakeholders in Europe as well as with major initiatives that already exist or are under preparation.