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Join Battery 2030+ Workshop - Building the roadmap for inventing the batteries of the future - Brussels, November 20, 2019

 

 

Workshop - Building the roadmap for inventing the batteries of the future

20 November 2019, 09:00 – 17:00

Vrije Universiteit Brussels 

 

The need to achieve green sustainable rechargeable batteries with the highest possible energy and power content, in addition to a long life, is of utmost importance to reach the goal of a fossil-free society. The long-term BATTERY 2030+ initiative brings research institutions, industry and public funders together to develop the next generation of ultra-performing, sustainable and safe batteries. The objective is to provide European industry with disruptive technologies and competitive edge across the full value chain, that will enable Europe to take the lead in battery science and technology. The initiative was launched in March 2019 and is currently supported by a Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action (CSA). As a first step, a roadmap for long-term research has been drafted, including propositions for future research and innovation actions. A full version of the roadmap will be submitted to the European Commission at the beginning of next year.

Join us and contribute to shaping the long-term research efforts on a national and European level. Your input is essential to define the way forward. During the workshop, all stakeholders of the battery value chain in Europe will have the possibility to discuss and provide input on the current status of the roadmap for long-term battery research. 

After a general presentation positioning the Battery 2030+ initiative in the European landscape, more specific exchanges will be organised to discuss the main research areas that have been identified to address the challenges and opportunities for Europe to develop next-generation batteries:

  • Accelerated discovery and design of battery materials and interfaces

  • Smart sensing and self-healing functionalities

  • Manufacturability and recyclability

The discussions will also target the need for additional long-term research areas.

 

  More information on Battery 2030+ initiative is available here

 

When?

November 20, 2019 - 9:00 - 17:00

Where?

Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Bd de la Plaine, 2 / Pleinlaan, 2 -  1050 Brussels
Access map (Entrance 13)

 

Registration is free of charge and open until November 14
Due to limited capacity, you are invited to register as soon as possible

 

Tentative  Programme

08:30 - 09:00

Registration / Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome, VUB representative

09:05 - 09:25

Keynote speech, European Commission

09:30 - 10:00

Battery 2030+, a European long term research initiative
Prof. Kristina Edström, Coordinator Battery 2030+

10:00 - 11:15

Setting the scene: Global challenges for the battery revolution

Keynote, Prof. Khalil Amine, Advanced Lithium Battery Technology team at Argonne National Laboratory (USA)

 

Panel discussion, moderated by Edel Sheridan

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee break and networking

11:45 - 12:15

Battery 2030+ Roadmap
Simon Perraud, CEA, Deputy-Coordinator Battery 2030+

12:15 - 13:00

Battery 2030+ Roadmap - Discussion and Q&A
Panel discussion moderated by Edel Sheridan, Leader for Strategic Development, Batteries, SINTEF

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 16:00

Group discussions on roadmap topics 

16:00 - 16:45

Back in plenary - Summary with reports from the groups

16:45 - 17:00

Wrap-up and closing remarks

 

 

 


 


 

EMIRI Technology Roadmap – Where advanced materials can make the difference to achieve clean and sustainable Energy and Mobility

 The EMIRI Technology Roadmap holds the key Research and Innovation priorities for advanced materials within seven distinctive fields of the clean and sustainable energy and mobility sectors.

The advanced materials demand for clean and sustainable energy and mobility will grow continuously until 2050 and beyond. There is a rapidly increasing request for better, safer, more affordable and environmentally friendly solutions. The industrial competition is fierce, not only from established world regions but also from new, strong challengers.

The EMIRI Technology roadmap pinpoints where further investments and supportive measures in research and innovation are needed to create and deploy new solutions and to transform global challenges into new opportunities for European businesses and societies. EMIRI believes that a sizeable, stable, long-term and multi-annual Innovation Pillar, relying upon a programmatic approach, and offering the industry a clear outlook on where and how EU is aligning its innovation priorities, is central in succeeding in enabling a prosperous, sustainable and climate-neutral EU economy by 2050. The industrial research and demonstration actions (TRL 4 to 7) proposed are exactly tailored to Horizon Europe’s pillar II “Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness”, which translates the technology assets to market needs with high risks but also high gains. Further on, to maintain critical new advanced material development, EMIRI also supports a strengthened focus on the development of advanced materials in the lower technology readiness level research programs in pillar I and pillar II. The EMIRI strategic R&I priorities for Horizon Europe - the upcoming European framework programme for Research and Innovation - are presented in the following linked document http://bit.ly/2MeeaMa, also available as attached document below.

Since 2012, EMIRI, the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative, is representing more than 50 organisations (industry, research, associations) active in advanced materials for clean and sustainable energy & mobility technologies. EMIRI contributes to industrial leadership of developers, producers and key users of advanced materials by shaping innovation, manufacturing and energy policy framework at the European level.

Download: EMIRI Technology Roadmap - September 2019 (cond).pdf

EMIRI to present its key R&I priorities for Horizon Europe on September 27, 2019 in Brussels - Join us!

 





 

27 September 2019, 11:00 – 14:30

Science 14, Rue de la Science,14b,  Brussels, Belgium

 

 

EMIRI key R&I priorities

 

Advanced materials 

enabling a prosperous, sustainable and climate-neutral
EU economy by 2050

 

High-performance advanced materials are at the core of the technological innovations needed to reach a sustainable and climate-neutral economy and society. Such materials are a part of the solution to our global challenges, offering better performance in their use, at lower cost, resource and energy requirements, and improved sustainability at the end-of-life of the products.

Ahead of Horizon Europe strategic programming, EMIRI - the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative - presents its technology roadmap, highlighting priority R&I areas where new advanced materials can really make the difference in the clean and sustainable energy and mobility sectors, and as such help leading the way to industry growth and a more sustainable future. 

The conference will be followed by a networking lunch.

 

When?

Friday September 27, 2019

  • Conference: 11:00 - 13:30

  • Lunch: 13:30 - 14:30

Where?

Science 14, Atrium

Rue de la Science 14b, Brussels 

 

Registration is open until September 23. Due to limited capacity, we will confirm the registration prior to the event.

 


For more information, feel free to mail us on:info@emiri.eu 

 

 

Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative AISBL - Rue de Ransbeek, 310, 1120 Brussels ​http://emiri.eu

 

Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

EMIRI, together with 92 European associations representing key European research & innovation stakeholders, urges the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. We call on the Council of the EU to raise the budget allocated to the Horizon Europe programme to at least €120 billion (in 2018 prices), of which at least 60% should be dedicated to the “Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness” pillar.

Read the full statement and see the full list of signatories in the attached document

Download: 20190916_Joint Statement for an Ambitous Horizon Europe Programme.pdf

EMIRI workshop at EuroNanoForum 2019

Registration to EMIRI workshop during EuroNanoForum 2019 is now open. Please register to the workshop HERE

In addition, please note that you have also

1. to register to EuroNanoforum2019 conference (Participants coming only for the 3rd day will pay a reduced 1 day fee of 150€);

2. to obtain an accreditation, in order to gain access to the conference venue (latest 2 June 2019).  

Further information is available on the conference website.  If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact EMIRI (info@emiri.eu) or EuroNanoForum 2019 Organising Committee (info@euronanoforum2019.eu).

The workshop will focus on up-coming actions to shape Horizon Europe programme for Research and innovation, targeting a pan-European ecosystem gathering Academia, Research & Technology Organisations and Industry. It will also showcase several examples of innovation support in the field of Advanced Materials for clean energy and clean mobility

We look forward to welcoming you at our event and count on your active participation to our discussions.

Announcement of EMIRI's new Managing Director

EMIRI, the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative, Europe’s leading association in the field of advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility applications, has nominated Philippe JACQUES as its new Managing Director.

The organization represents the interests of more than 50 organizations (industry players, research entities, associations) developing, manufacturing and commercializing advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility technologies which are key for Europe’s Energy Union.

As from October 1st, 2018, Philippe will replace Dr Fabrice STASSIN, who will take other responsibilities for Umicore Government Affairs in the frame of the European Battery Alliance.

For more information, please open the attached document.

 

Download: EMIRI - Announcement of new MD.pdf

EMIRI joint-event at European Parliament on April 25th 2018

On April 25th 2018, EMIRI co-organized with Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council), ESTEP, SPIRE 2030, EURAMET - The European Association of National Metrology Institutes and Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) at the European Parliament a dinner debate hosted by MEP Ivana Maletic and opened by MEP Paul Rübig to discuss « Where is Industry in FP9? ».

You can find here the document supporting EMIRI speech - Please feel free to disseminate in our Advanced Materials community.

Download: EMIRI speech at K4I EP Event April 25th 2018.pdf

EMIRI workshop on Advanced Materials at EU Industry Day 2018

The EMIRI workshop held during EU Industry Day  was a success (docs at http://bit.ly/2CfL3Wf) ... in terms of coherence & strength of messages voiced by industrial speakers (Umicore, Solvay, Dow Chemical, AGC Glass, Arcelor Mittal) and all requesting EU Commission to pay much more attention to Advanced Materials in FP9.

Despite being the heart of all clean energy & clean mobility technologies and representing today 50% of all jobs in clean energy & clean mobility value chains, our innovation ecosystem received only 15% of Horizon 2020 funding to clean energy & clean mobility.

This should not continue in FP9 if we are serious about accelerating innovation in clean energy & clean mobility, developing industrial competitiveness, and creating economic opportunities for European citizens ... which is the Mission at the core of VP Maroš Šefčovič’s « Clean Energy Industrial Forum » focussing on batteries, renewable energy and construction. 

Regarding batteries, industrial & innovation actors will present 20 priority actions in support of EU battery alliance (https://lnkd.in/gidnTMg) and it was a pleasure for EMIRI to contribute to actions on advanced Li-ion & solid-state batteries building upon our previous work and recommendations in Integrated SET Plan.

EMIRI workshop at EU Industry Day 2018

Registration to EMIRI workshop during EU Industry Day is now open (till February 8th) at https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/eu-industry-day_en

Taking place on February 22nd from 16:30 to 18:00 and featuring speakers from the industry of advanced materials (Umicore, Solvay, Dow Chemical, AGC Glass Europe, Arcelor Mittal), the EMIRI workshop will focus on the strategic role that advanced materials play in accelerating innovation & restoring European competitiveness in clean energy & clean mobility.

We look forward to welcoming you at our event and count on your active participation to our discussions.

Download: EMIRI EU Industry Day.jpg

EMIRI position papers for FP9

In the light of discussions currently taking place in Brussels on EU Commission’s forthcoming framework programme (FP9, beyond 2020), EMIRI consolidated the views of members regarding their expectations for advanced materials R&I in FP9.

The result of this exchange of views is distilled into 2 position papers being “A call for action in FP9 on advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility” available at http://bit.ly/2GcMDXE and “Europe needs a Mission aimed at accelerating innovation & restoring European competitiveness in clean energy & clean mobility technologies” available at http://bit.ly/2E6y5rG.

Do not hesitate to spread these position papers and reach out to fabrice.stassin@emiri.eu in case of questions & comments.

2017 ... A year of achievements for EMIRI !

Happy New Year ... May 2018 bring us as many challenges & achievements as 2017 to accelerate our transition to clean energy & clean mobility.

Download: 2017 achievements message linkedin.pdf

European Parliament dinner debate on “KETs (key enabling technologies) & Industry in the future Framework Programme (FP9)”

The European Parliament dinner debate on “KETs (key enabling technologies) & Industry in the future Framework Programme (FP9)” co-organized, in frame of European Innovation Summit, by EMIRI, SUSCHEM and SPIRE was a success.

The purpose of the event was to raise the awareness of EU policy makers as to the crucial role KETs play in maintaining & developing European industrial leadership to solve global challenges such as clean energy & mobility, circular economy, the move to a digital world.

50+ representatives from EU Commission, Europea Parliament, Member States’ delegations, industry and research organizations attended the event which is a strong indicator of the interest and support for key enabling technologies.

Our thanks go to our host MEP Christian Ehler, Mr  Robert Schröder from Cabinet Moedas, our moderator  Martin Porter, our speakers from Umicore (for EMIRI), Clariant (for SUSCHEM), LKAB (for SPIRE), and the co-organizing team at SUSCHEM & SPIRE.

We will now follow up and scrutinize the future actions by EU Commission and European Parliament to make sure the crucial role of KETs keeps being promoted and that support to KETs does not disappear in FP9.

Download: Umicore presentation at EIS event - v05 281117.pdf

EMIRI Tech Talk on PV & CSP 2017

The EMIRI Tech Talk on PV & CSP organized on October 24th 2017 in Brussels with the presence of 40+ organizations active in the field was a success. The presentations given during the EMIRI Tech Talk are available for download at http://bit.ly/2ltK254

Europe features a very active R&D Community on (advanced materials for) PV & CSP. Teaming up between different actors is the way to go to make sure PV & CSP stay on EU Commission map and European industrial position in the field is protected and developped.

EMIRI Brokerage & Ideation Event 2017

Attended by representatives of more than 40 organizations (industry, research and technology organizations, universities) active in the field of (advanced materials & nanotech for) clean energy & clean mobility technologies, the EMIRI Brokerage & Ideation Event 2017 was a success.

Presentations by EMIRI, EU Commission DG R&I (Horizon 2020), EIT KIC Raw Materials and KIC InnoEnergy are available at http://bit.ly/2hp9wzq

If your organization is not an EMIRI Member and you wish to keep being informed on EMIRI activities & developments in frame of forthcoming FP9, you are invited to join "free of charge" the EMIRI Community by clicking on http://bit.ly/2qOdGnd

Advanced Materials for clean energy – investing in Europe’s success

Advanced Materials for clean energy – investing in Europe’s success

Find here a document version of the interview of Dr Fabrice Stassin (Managing Director of EMIRI) given to the “EURONANOFORUM 2017 Conference” supported by EU Commission in frame of Maltese Presidency of EU).

Download: EMIRI - Interview for EURONANOFORUM 2017 (supported by EU Commission in frame of Maltese Presidency of EU) - June 2017.pdf

EMIRI Survey on Advanced Materials for Batteries (for stationary energy storage and electromobility)

Initiated during the EMIRI Tech Talk & European Workshop, the Survey on Advanced Materials for Batteries in Europe is conducted with the aim of providing European Commission and Member States with industrial (innovation) insights for policy-making in the field.

We invite all interested parties to provide us in a structured way with their individual answers to our 8 Questions.

After completing the Survey, please return to fabrice.stassin@emiri.eu

Individual answers will not be shared between individual respondents and with European Commission or Member States.

Only a consolidated & anonymized version will be disseminated with European Commission and Member States.

We thank you for your insights and valuable input.

EMIRI Team

 

Download: EMIRI - Survey on Advanced Materials for Batteries (for stationary energy storage and electromobility).xlsx

EMIRI Tech Talk on Batteries for Energy Storage - Access to presentations

The 1st ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ on Advanced Materials for Batteries for stationary energy storage & clean mobility was a success !

Open to EMIRI Members, EU Commission and other invitees, the Tech Talk attracted 75 attendees from 40 organizations (incl. 16 companies) exposed to talks by EMIRI, EU Commission DG R&I, Joint Research Centre, SUSTESCO, EASE, EGVIA and Umicore.

EMIRI Tech Talks offer EMIRI Members an updated overview of insights on Technology, Players, Markets & EU Policies from the perspective of Advanced Materials and covering technologies covered in the EMERIT roadmap of EMIRI.

Presentations are available at the following SlideShare links:

https://lnkd.in/g2JJf47

https://lnkd.in/g3CTHHy

https://lnkd.in/gNKKmFZ

https://lnkd.in/gbhwQ2Z

https://lnkd.in/gYHdpet

https://lnkd.in/gCVRpdx

https://lnkd.in/gXYe7tg

https://lnkd.in/g_cUyWU

EMIRI presentation at "Global Energy 2025", the opening session of TMS 2017 in San Diego USA

It was an honour for EMIRI to open on February 26th the plenary session of TMS 2017 Annual Meeting.

The plenary session “Global Energy 2025” was organized by US-based TMS, the Chinese Society for Metals and the Federation of European Materials Societies.

My presentation “Establishing the Industrial Leadership of Europe in Advanced Materials for the Energy Union - Towards a European Industrial Strategy powered by Innovation” is available at the link below.

 

Download: EMIRI - TMS 2017 - Plenary talk at Global Energy 2025 - February 26th 2017.pdf

Increasing the energy performance of buildings – The enabling role of Research & Innovation in Advanced Materials

EMIRI’s latest contribution to “European Energy Innovation” Magazine Winter 2016 Edition is now available at http://www.europeanenergyinnovation.eu/Portals/0/publications/EuropeanEnergyInnovation-Winter2016.pdf (page 24).

Over 2015, EMIRI worked in close collaboration with EU Commission Directorate General Research & Innovation to create the EMERIT Industry-Driven Initiative (EMERIT stands for “Energy Materials for Europe – Research & Industry innovating Together”).

Among the 10 actions listed in the Integrated SET Plan of EU Commission, Action 5 “Develop new materials and technologies for energy efficiency solutions for buildings” is well covered in EMERIT by clearly focusing on Advanced Materials used over 5 technologies.

  • Transparent conductive coatings
  • Smart windows and switchable glazing
  • Building-integrated photovoltaics
  • Electrochemical (batteries) and thermal energy storage
  • Energy efficient highly glazed high rise facade systems


Learn more on EMERIT Industry-Driven Initiative at http://emiri.eu/uploads/content_files/25/value__file/EMERIT%20Industry-Driven%20Initiative%202016.pdf

EMIRI launches the ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ series starting with Batteries for Energy Storage (stationary & e-mobility)

The 1st ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ is open to EMIRI members, EU Commission officials as well as other selected stakeholders (upon their request).

The objective of the EMIRI Tech Talks is to offer EMIRI members an updated overview of insights on Technology, Key Players, Markets & EU Policies from the perspective of Advanced Materials and covering the range of technologies identified as key in the EMERIT Industry-Driven Initiative.

So please save the date  of February 23rd 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (incl. networking lunch) at Umicore Headquarters, Rue du Marais 31, 1000 Brussels.

Participants to the ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ are also invited to attend the ‘European Workshop on Nanotechnologies & Advanced Materials for Batteries’ (follows the ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ on February 23rd & 24th at Umicore HQ).

The Workshop is organized by three EU projects (MAT4BAT, ALION, BASMATI) with support of CEA, EMIRI and EU Commission DG R&I. It will include presentations of FP7 & Horizon 2020 projects by their project coordinator and will give participants an overview of EU projects (current status and R&I needs).

During workshop, input will also be gathered to provide recommendations to EU Commission on how to tackle the Energy Storage challenge from the perspective of Advanced Materials.

Download: EMIRI Tech Talk on Batteries for Energy Storage - Draft Agenda.pdf

Documents

EMIRI Technology Roadmap – Where advanced materials can make the difference to achieve clean and sustainable Energy and Mobility

The new EMIRI Technology Roadmap is now available for download (attached document, also available  HERE). 

At the core of clean and sustainable energy and mobility technologies, necessary to tackle climate change, lie undoubtedly Advanced Materials. Without constant innovation in Advanced Materials, driving up the performance, durability and sustainability of these technologies while reducing their cost would not be possible.

Detailing the Advanced Materials challenges to tackle and the innovation approaches recommended, the 2nd edition of the EMIRI Technology Roadmap is a reference for policy-makers in EU and its Member States co-designing Horizon Europe, for the industry as well as the research world.

The advanced materials demand for clean and sustainable energy and mobility will grow continuously until 2050 and beyond. There is a rapidly increasing request for better, safer, more affordable and environmentally friendly solutions. The industrial competition is fierce, not only from established world regions but also from new, strong challengers.
 

Please disseminate ! ... Together we can ensure a stronger awareness of the key enabling role of Advanced Materials ... 

 

Download: EMIRI Technology Roadmap - September 2019 (cond).pdf

Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

EMIRI, together with 92 European associations representing key European research & innovation stakeholders, urges the EU Institutions to make research, development and innovation (RD&I) a priority within the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. We call on the Council of the EU to raise the budget allocated to the Horizon Europe programme to at least €120 billion (in 2018 prices), of which at least 60% should be dedicated to the “Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness” pillar.

Read the full statement and see the full list of signatories in the attached document

 

Download: 20190916_Joint Statement for an Ambitous Horizon Europe Programme.pdf

Announcement of EMIRI's new Managing Director

EMIRI, the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative, Europe’s leading association in the field of advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility applications, has nominated Philippe JACQUES as its new Managing Director.

The organization represents the interests of more than 50 organizations (industry players, research entities, associations) developing, manufacturing and commercializing advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility technologies which are key for Europe’s Energy Union.

As from October 1st, 2018, Philippe will replace Dr Fabrice STASSIN, who will take other responsibilities for Umicore Government Affairs in the frame of the European Battery Alliance.

For more information, please open the attached document.

Download: EMIRI - Announcement of new MD.pdf

EMIRI joint-event at European Parliament on April 25th 2018

On April 25th 2018, EMIRI co-organized with Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council), ESTEP, SPIRE 2030, EURAMET - The European Association of National Metrology Institutes and Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) at the European Parliament a dinner debate hosted by MEP Ivana Maletic and opened by MEP Paul Rübig to discuss « Where is Industry in FP9? ».

You can find here the document supporting EMIRI speech - Please feel free to disseminate in our Advanced Materials community.

Download: EMIRI speech at K4I EP Event April 25th 2018.pdf

EMIRI workshop on Advanced Materials at EU Industry Day 2018

The EMIRI workshop held during EU Industry Day  was a success (docs at http://bit.ly/2CfL3Wf) ... in terms of coherence & strength of messages voiced by industrial speakers (Umicore, Solvay, Dow Chemical, AGC Glass, Arcelor Mittal) and all requesting EU Commission to pay much more attention to Advanced Materials in FP9.

Despite being the heart of all clean energy & clean mobility technologies and representing today 50% of all jobs in clean energy & clean mobility value chains, our innovation ecosystem received only 15% of Horizon 2020 funding to clean energy & clean mobility.

This should not continue in FP9 if we are serious about accelerating innovation in clean energy & clean mobility, developing industrial competitiveness, and creating economic opportunities for European citizens ... which is the Mission at the core of VP Maroš Šefčovič’s « Clean Energy Industrial Forum » focussing on batteries, renewable energy and construction. 

Regarding batteries, industrial & innovation actors will present 20 priority actions in support of EU battery alliance (https://lnkd.in/gidnTMg) and it was a pleasure for EMIRI to contribute to actions on advanced Li-ion & solid-state batteries building upon our previous work and recommendations in Integrated SET Plan.

EMIRI workshop at EU Industry Day 2018

Registration to EMIRI workshop during EU Industry Day is now open (till February 8th) at https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/eu-industry-day_en

Taking place on February 22nd from 16:30 to 18:00 and featuring speakers from the industry of advanced materials (Umicore, Solvay, Dow Chemical, AGC Glass Europe, Arcelor Mittal), the EMIRI workshop will focus on the strategic role that advanced materials play in accelerating innovation & restoring European competitiveness in clean energy & clean mobility.

We look forward to welcoming you at our event and count on your active participation to our discussions.

Download: EMIRI EU Industry Day.jpg

EMIRI position papers on FP9

In the light of discussions currently taking place in Brussels on EU Commission’s forthcoming framework programme (FP9, beyond 2020), EMIRI consolidated the views of members regarding their expectations for advanced materials R&I in FP9.

The result of this exchange of views is distilled into 2 position papers being “A call for action in FP9 on advanced materials for clean energy & clean mobility” available at http://bit.ly/2GcMDXE and “Europe needs a Mission aimed at accelerating innovation & restoring European competitiveness in clean energy & clean mobility technologies” available at http://bit.ly/2E6y5rG.

Do not hesitate to spread these position papers and reach out to fabrice.stassin@emiri.eu in case of questions & comments.

2017 ... A year of achievements for EMIRI !

Happy New Year ... May 2018 bring us as many challenges & achievements as 2017 to accelerate our transition to clean energy & clean mobility.

Download: 2017 achievements message linkedin.pdf

EMIRI-promoted Mission for FP9

Europe needs a Mission aimed at “Accelerating innovation & restoring EU competitiveness in clean energy & clean mobility technologies”, enabled by Advanced Materials and other Key Enabling Technologies.

In attachment, our draft synthetic note communicated to key stakeholders and policy-makers.

We welcome your comments and questions at fabrice.stassin@emiri.eu

Download: EMIRI-promoted Mission for FP9 231117 v01.pdf

EMIRI Tech Talk on PV & CSP 2017

The EMIRI Tech Talk on PV & CSP organized on October 24th 2017 in Brussels with the presence of 40+ organizations active in the field was a success. The presentations given during the EMIRI Tech Talk are available for download at http://bit.ly/2ltK254

Europe features a very active R&D Community on (advanced materials for) PV & CSP. Teaming up between different actors is the way to go to make sure PV & CSP stay on EU Commission map and European industrial position in the field is protected and developped.

EMIRI Brokerage & Ideation Event 2017

Attended by representatives of more than 40 organizations (industry, research and technology organizations, universities) active in the field of (advanced materials & nanotech for) clean energy & clean mobility technologies, the EMIRI Brokerage & Ideation Event 2017 was a success. 

Presentations by EMIRI, EU Commission DG R&I (Horizon 2020), EIT KIC Raw Materials and KIC InnoEnergy are available at http://bit.ly/2hp9wzq 

If your organization is not an EMIRI Member and you wish to keep being informed on EMIRI activities & developments in frame of forthcoming FP9, you are invited to join "free of charge" the EMIRI Community by clicking on http://bit.ly/2qOdGnd

Advanced Materials for clean energy – investing in Europe’s success

Advanced Materials for clean energy – investing in Europe’s success

Find here a document version of the interview of Dr Fabrice Stassin (Managing Director of EMIRI) given to the “EURONANOFORUM 2017 Conference” supported by EU Commission in frame of Maltese Presidency of EU).

Download: EMIRI - Interview for EURONANOFORUM 2017 (supported by EU Commission in frame of Maltese Presidency of EU) - June 2017.pdf

EMIRI Survey on Advanced Materials for Batteries (for stationary energy storage and electromobility)

Initiated during the EMIRI Tech Talk & European Workshop, the Survey on Advanced Materials for Batteries in Europe is conducted with the aim of providing European Commission and Member States with industrial (innovation) insights for policy-making in the field.

We invite all interested parties to provide us in a structured way with their individual answers to our 8 Questions.

After completing the Survey, please return to fabrice.stassin@emiri.eu

Individual answers will not be shared between individual respondents and with European Commission or Member States.

Only a consolidated & anonymized version will be disseminated with European Commission and Member States.

We thank you for your insights and valuable input.

EMIRI Team

Download: EMIRI - Survey on Advanced Materials for Batteries (for stationary energy storage and electromobility).xlsx

EMIRI Tech Talk on Batteries for Energy Storage - Access to presentations

The 1st ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ on Advanced Materials for Batteries for stationary energy storage & clean mobility was a success !

Open to EMIRI Members, EU Commission and other invitees, the Tech Talk attracted 75 attendees from 40 organizations (incl. 16 companies) exposed to talks by EMIRI, EU Commission DG R&I, Joint Research Centre, SUSTESCO, EASE, EGVIA and Umicore.

EMIRI Tech Talks offer EMIRI Members an updated overview of insights on Technology, Players, Markets & EU Policies from the perspective of Advanced Materials and covering technologies covered in the EMERIT roadmap of EMIRI.

Presentations are available at the following SlideShare links:

https://lnkd.in/g2JJf47

https://lnkd.in/g3CTHHy

https://lnkd.in/gNKKmFZ

https://lnkd.in/gbhwQ2Z

https://lnkd.in/gYHdpet

https://lnkd.in/gCVRpdx

https://lnkd.in/gXYe7tg

https://lnkd.in/g_cUyWU

EMIRI presentation at "Global Energy 2025", the opening session of TMS 2017 in San Diego USA

It was an honour for EMIRI to open on February 26th the plenary session of TMS 2017 Annual Meeting.

The plenary session “Global Energy 2025” was organized by US-based TMS, the Chinese Society for Metals and the Federation of European Materials Societies.

My presentation “Establishing the Industrial Leadership of Europe in Advanced Materials for the Energy Union - Towards a European Industrial Strategy powered by Innovation” is available at the link below.

Download: EMIRI - TMS 2017 - Plenary talk at Global Energy 2025 - February 26th 2017.pdf

Increasing the energy performance of buildings – The enabling role of Research & Innovation in Advanced Materials

EMIRI’s latest contribution to “European Energy Innovation” Magazine Winter 2016 Edition is now available at http://www.europeanenergyinnovation.eu/Portals/0/publications/EuropeanEnergyInnovation-Winter2016.pdf (page 24).

Over 2015, EMIRI worked in close collaboration with EU Commission Directorate General Research & Innovation to create the EMERIT Industry-Driven Initiative (EMERIT stands for “Energy Materials for Europe – Research & Industry innovating Together”).

Among the 10 actions listed in the Integrated SET Plan of EU Commission, Action 5 “Develop new materials and technologies for energy efficiency solutions for buildings” is well covered in EMERIT by clearly focusing on Advanced Materials used over 5 technologies.

  • Transparent conductive coatings
  • Smart windows and switchable glazing
  • Building-integrated photovoltaics
  • Electrochemical (batteries) and thermal energy storage
  • Energy efficient highly glazed high rise facade systems


Learn more on EMERIT Industry-Driven Initiative at http://emiri.eu/uploads/content_files/25/value__file/EMERIT%20Industry-Driven%20Initiative%202016.pdf

EMIRI launches the ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ series starting with Batteries for Energy Storage (stationary & e-mobility)

The 1st ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ is open to EMIRI members, EU Commission officials as well as other selected stakeholders (upon their request).

The objective of the EMIRI Tech Talks is to offer EMIRI members an updated overview of insights on Technology, Key Players, Markets & EU Policies from the perspective of Advanced Materials and covering the range of technologies identified as key in the EMERIT Industry-Driven Initiative.

So please save the date  of February 23rd 2017 from 10:00 to 13:00 (incl. networking lunch) at Umicore Headquarters, Rue du Marais 31, 1000 Brussels.

Participants to the ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ are also invited to attend the ‘European Workshop on Nanotechnologies & Advanced Materials for Batteries’ (follows the ‘EMIRI Tech Talk’ on February 23rd & 24th at Umicore HQ).

The Workshop is organized by three EU projects (MAT4BAT, ALION, BASMATI) with support of CEA, EMIRI and EU Commission DG R&I. It will include presentations of FP7 & Horizon 2020 projects by their project coordinator and will give participants an overview of EU projects (current status and R&I needs).

During workshop, input will also be gathered to provide recommendations to EU Commission on how to tackle the Energy Storage challenge from the perspective of Advanced Materials.

Download: EMIRI Tech Talk on Batteries for Energy Storage - Draft Agenda.pdf

EMIRI at SET Plan Conference 2016 of Bratislava

During the SET (Strategic Energy Technologies) Plan Conference organized by EU Commission and Slovakia in Bratislava, EMIRI contributed with a poster on “Re-industrialization of EU & the Energy Union - The Contribution of Advanced Materials for Low Carbon Energy Technologies”.

The poster gives a quick overview on global trends in low carbon energy and their impact on EU-based Industry of Advanced Materials. The 3 strategic recommendations of EMIRI for further manufacturing of Advanced Materials in EU are also outlined and the EMERIT Industry-Driven Initiative is highlighted.

The poster is available here.

Download: EMIRI Poster at SET Plan Conference 2016.pdf

Re-Industrialization of EU - The Contribution of Advanced Materials for Low Carbon Energy Technologies

Global industry is changing faster than ever before. These changes are triggered by accelerating fusion of physical, digital and biological systems. We are already witnessing profound shifts across all industries in other world regions, marked by the emergence of new business models, the disruption of incumbents and the reshaping of production, consumption, transportation and delivery systems.

EU is at a crossroads - It will either catch up with other regions and embrace these changes, or spiral down, losing its industrial competitiveness, losing “earning power” to safeguard living standards, accumulating job losses and experiencing social instability.

Low carbon energy (LCE) technologies (energy performance in buildings, energy capture & storage, decarbonization) are developing fast and represent an important opportunity for EU-based industry of Advanced Materials. EMIRI (the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative) estimates this EU-based industry today at 30 billion euro yearly revenues, over 500.000 direct & indirect jobs (close to 50% of total EU-based jobs in renewable energy) and close to 3 billion euro of yearly investment in R&D and capital expenditures.

Global trends are however impacting our industry of Advanced Materials for LCE technologies:

  • Developing countries invest more than developed countries in the deployment of LCE technologies and appear as the key markets (China is global leader investing 2.5 times more than Europe in renewable energy with an installed capacity at 26% of world total)
  • Manufacturing of devices and components used in LCE technologies is moving to growing markets leading to new industrial champions and European dependency on imported technologies (1st wind turbine & photovoltaic cell suppliers are Chinese)
  • Europe is losing leadership in R&D investment and innovation eco-systems develop outside Europe (China and Europe spend each $2.8 billion but spending in Europe fell 8% compared to 2014 (government spending down 18%) while it rose 4% in China)


These trends strongly impact job creation in EU in LCE technologies. Losing ground, EU becomes a LCE technology importer, and represents less than 15% of jobs in the sector (1.17 million jobs in EU according to International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA)) while China accounts for 44% of total.

Based on historical strengths, our industry is strongly anchored in EU and serving global markets but to maintain leadership, develop manufacturing presence and innovation power in EU, we recommend that EU and Member States:

  • Stimulate, in frame of Energy Union, a stronger growth of European market for LCE technologies … Otherwise the EU-based sector of Advanced Materials will not develop local manufacturing presence if growing markets are outside Europe
  • Focus innovation support on fewer priorities in line with business realities so that industry can develop competitive innovation-driven products … Otherwise manufacturing could still happen in EU but based on innovation from elsewhere
  • Create a business-friendly environment so that manufacturing in EU comes at a benefit … Otherwise the European markets could become steadily served from outside


If EU implements policies driving innovation, manufacturing and market development of LCE technologies, the EU-based industry of Advanced Materials can develop strong business positions. European society will benefit from presence of a competitive industry safeguarding investments, generating growth and employment, and creating strong innovation ecosystems. By 2025, annual revenues of the sector could reach past 40 billion euro, generating an additional 300.000 jobs (65.000 direct jobs including 3.000 in R&D) and leading to an additional cumulated investment of 15 billion euro.

Find out more in the presentation given at the “RE in EU” Conference of Bratislava organized in October 2016 by EU Commission and Slovakia in frame of Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU.

This presentation was also shared with the high-level guests of the IUMRS Global Leadership & Service Award Ceremony held at the European Parliament in November 2016.

Download: EMIRI on Re-industrialization of EU - The case for Advanced Materials for LCE technologies.pdf

Discover EMERIT - The Industry-Driven Initiative on Innovation in Advanced Materials for Low Carbon Energy Technologies

The industry of Advanced Materials for LCE (low carbon energy) technologies is strongly anchored in Europe and serving global markets. EMIRI (the Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative) conservatively estimates our Europe-based industry today at 30 billion euro yearly revenues, over 500.000 direct & indirect jobs (more jobs than any renewable energy value chain in EU and close to 50% of total EU-based jobs in renewable energy) and close to 3 billion euro of yearly investment in R&D and capital expenditures.

Global trends are however affecting the EU-based Industry of Advanced Materials for LCE and EU policies need to consider these. Maintaining leadership, developing manufacturing presence and innovation power in Europe requires among others to focus innovation support on fewer priorities in line with business realities so that industry can develop competitive innovation-driven products.

EMIRI calls for an Innovation Pillar based on collaboration between public and private, aligned with 10 actions of Integrated SET (Strategic Energy Technologies) Plan and industry orientations. Covering Advanced Materials for energy performance in buildings, for competitive renewable energy, for energy system integration and for decarbonization, the Innovation Pillar will bridge the gap between laboratory and market, reduce innovation risks and accelerate innovation to reach better and faster the market for LCE technologies.

Over 2015, EMIRI worked in close collaboration with European Commission Directorate General Research & Innovation to create the EMERIT Industry-Driven Initiative (EMERIT stands for “Energy Materials for Europe – Research & Industry innovating Together”) which lays the foundations & priorities of the Innovation Pillar. EMERIT rests upon 4 Key Components featuring max 20 Innovation Topics covering priorities supported by Industry & Research in field of LCE technologies.

For any further question, comment, do not hesitate to reach out to EMIRI and we will be happy to help you out.

Download: EMERIT Industry-Driven Initiative 2016.pdf