Cross-Sector Battery Showcase - Advancing Innovation Across Industries

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network, a community co-funded by Innovate UK and the Faraday Battery Challenge, is holding an in-person industry showcase on 26 March 2024 in Leicester to link the battery supply chain with a broad set of end-use sectors.

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09.00 - 16.00



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About the event

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network was launched in 2020 with a mission: To create an open and collaborative cross-sectoral community for researchers and innovators in battery manufacturing (including next generation batteries), the related supply chain and end-users.

With the community having now reached over 5,000 members, this event will provide a unique opportunity to meet new partners and collaborators across the battery ecosystem.

Why should you attend?

This event aims to bring together representatives of the whole battery supply chain together with a diverse range of cross-sector markets (aerospace, automotive, defence, maritime and rail).

By attending this event you will get an opportunity to:

  • Hear the latest updates for batteries on these diverse markets through a series of engaging panel discussions.
  • Network with representatives of the battery industry as well as end-use sectors.
  • Participate in the ‘Meet the Battery Innovator’ session.
  • Explore projects and products from various battery markets.
  • Join the Cross-Sector Battery Systems Landscape Map and discover the 500+ organisations across the UK involved in various stages of the battery supply chain.

We strongly encourage representatives from the following sectors to attend:

  • Anywhere within the battery supply chain technology.
  • Those working in an end-use sector moving towards electrification.
  • Anyone that is keen to grow their network and partner up with another UK battery organisation.
  • Investors looking for innovative battery businesses.
  • Researchers.
  • Government & Public Sector stakeholders.

Preview the agenda

  • 09.00: Registration & Coffee
  • 10.00: Welcome & Housekeeping (IUK KTN)
  • 10.10: Opening Remarks
  • 10.20: Introduction to the CSBS IN
  • 10.40: How will Electrification Support Future Flight?
  • 11.10: Managing Competing Requirements in Electrification of Defence
  • 11.40: Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
  • 12.00: Balancing Battery Performance with Vessel Performance, Design and Safety in the Maritime Sector
  • 12.30: Innovation in Rail Infrastructure for the Deployment of Electric Trains
  • 13.00: Next Steps
  • 13.15: Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit
  • 14.15: Meet the Innovator – Networking Session
  • 16.00: Close

Are you interested in exhibiting?

Do you have a prototype, proof-of-concept, product or project you would like to exhibit at the showcase? As part of the event, we will have a Cross-Sector Batteries exhibition from across Aerospace, Rail, Maritime and Defence sectors as well as the battery supply chain. Please make sure you express your interest early to reserve a space!

Register your interest in joining this event as an attendee, exhibitor or both. We will notify you via email closer to the date to confirm if you’ve secured your spot.

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Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network

Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network, co-founded by Innovate UK and the Faraday Battery Challenge, is a cross-sectoral and collaborative community of technology developers and end-users.


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