The Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) has been officially launched on 14 December 2020. The newly created association already counts 137 members from the European Battery community willing to contribute to the ambitious upcoming Research & Innovation Partnership on Batteries under Horizon Europe, the next Framework programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union
Brussels, 15 December 2020 – Yesterday, the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA A.i.s.b.l.) has held its first Statutory General Assembly which reviewed and validated the Articles of the Association and elected the representatives of its Governing Bodies (complete list of BEPA elected representatives enclosed).
The Batteries European Partnership’s ambition is to establish by 2030 a world-class battery innovation ecosystem in Europe to boost a competitive, sustainable and circular European battery value chain for the power sector and e-mobility, enabling the transformation towards a carbon-neutral society.
The official contractual agreement between the European Commission and BEPA should be signed in April 2021. The agreement will be the foundation of a Public-Private Partnership, bringing together – on the public side – the European Commission and – on the private side – all the interested stakeholders of the European battery community regrouped in BEPA, the Batteries European Partnership Association.
BEPA already gathers a total of 137 members of which 54 are industrial players, 56 research organisations, and 27 associations and others.
The main missions of the BEPA will be:
- to provide strategic recommendations for battery-related R&I activities to be funded under the Horizon Europe Work Programmes related to batteries
- to support and oversee the portfolio of projects funded under the Partnership Work Programmes
- to create and reinforce networks between the battery value chain Industry, Research and Technology Organisations, universities and others, and ensure synergies with other European Partnerships and initiatives
- to support the development of EU regulations on battery standards, safety, and sustainability and actively promote and monitor innovation uptake in the market.
For more information regarding BEPA (including how to apply to become a member), please consult our website: https://www.bepassociation.eu/
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