UKBIC SME Credit Round 1 - Competition Briefing Event

Watch our briefing event, recorded 16th Feb 2023, to find out more about the Faraday Battery Challenge UKBIC SME credit competition.

Event Details


10.00 - 12.00



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About the competition

UK registered small, micro and medium-sized (SME) businesses are encouraged to apply for a share of up to £1.5 million from the Faraday Battery Challenge UKBIC SME credit competition.

Designed to increase and facilitate SME engagement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) the competition aims to:

  • Support an SME organisation’s research and development for the scale-up of battery cell technologies within the UK
  • Subsidise an SME organisation’s access to UKBIC allowing them to demonstrate technologies at suitable scales to customers
  • Move UK battery innovations from technological potential towards commercial capability
  • Develop and secure material and manufacturing supply chains for battery technologies in the UK

Who should attend the event?

UK registered SME businesses who are looking to scale-up battery electrode and cell technologies like:

  • Complete cell development programmes, for example electrode through cells
  • Prove electrodes to scales, for example Electrode only including, mixing, coating, calendaring and slitting

We are particularly interested in projects focused on proving:

  • Complete electrode and cell manufacturing processes
  • Electrode manufacturing processes at scale
  • New electrode formulations at scale, including those using alternative solvents (line compatibility to be confirmed dependent on specific solvent)
  • Alternative materials or processes that will yield manufacturing energy reduction at scale, for example:
  • Materials or processes (not equipment or monitoring) that reduce the need for very dry electrode handling environments
  • Reduced electrode drying energy whilst maintaining electrode performance
  • Trial novel mixing, coating, slitting and calendaring, line-side and online gauging, measurement and visions systems

We encourage all applicants to contact UKBIC prior the event for any technical questions by emailing:

Related Opportunities

UK Battery Industrialisation Centre SME Credit Round 1

Opens: 21/02/2023 Closes: 04/04/2023

UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to increase and facilitate their engagement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). This funding is from the Faraday Battery Challenge.

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