This workshop prepares a Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship initiative on future battery technologies. The workshop is part of the INDTECH 2018 pre-conference programme that will be held in Vienna on 29 October at the Messe Wien Exhibition and Congress Center.

INDustrial TECHnologies 2018 - Innovative industries for smart growth (INDTECH2018) is an event of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will take place in Vienna from 29-31 October, 2018.

“The Future of Batteries” workshop aims to present the state of play in the preparation of the Flagship initiative on future battery technologies and engage with industrial stakeholders in a dialogue on the technological priorities that it should address. It will also discuss the potential contributions of industry to this initiative.


  • Welcome by Roberto Viola, Director General, European Commission
  • MANIFESTO for a FET Flagship initiative on future battery discussion technologies: presentation and panel
    • Prof. Kristina Edström, Uppsala University
    • Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon, Collège de France
    • Prof. Tejs Vegge, DTU
    • Dr. Marcel Meeus, EMIRI
  • Parallel sessions – discussion leaders: Noshin Omar, VUB; Silvia Bordoardo, POLITO; Maxmillian Fichtner, KIT; Edel Sheridan, SINTEF

Participation and registration

There are still some available slots remaining for the workshop!

If you want to join, please register before 12 October 2018 by sending your confirmation to the email:


To respond to the challenge of creating a competitive and sustainable battery manufacturing industry in Europe, the EC Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič launched in October 2017 the EU Battery Alliance, as an industry driven initiative which led to the publication in May 2018 by the Commission of a Strategic Action Plan

One of the actions in this plan is the call for preparation of a large scale Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship research initiative to support high-risk disruptive research on ultra-high performance, smart and sustainable battery technologies that can provide a decisive competitive advantage to Europe in the future. It should complement the short-medium term EU research efforts focused on the next upcoming generation of battery technologies as well as other initiatives focused on accelerating the deployment of manufacturing capacities in Europe

This workshop is organised by the Battery 2030+ initiative with the support of the European Commission.

Battery 2030+ is a long-term FET Flagship initiative on the future of battery technology, ultra-high performance and smart and sustainable batteries.

Battery 2030+ initiative with the support of the European Commission
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