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.

About the Network

As the UK moves towards its Net Zero goals, developing and future-proofing battery systems could be one of the solutions to this global challenge.

Co-funded by Innovate UK and the Faraday Battery Challenge, the Cross-Sector Battery Systems (CSBS) Innovation Network aims 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.
  • Open new markets for the battery industry, by introducing this community to new sectors, thus supporting the growth of UK economy.
  • Promote innovation in batteries by identifying technical gaps for their introduction to various sectors.
  • Help decarbonise a wide range of end-users from rail, maritime, aviation, construction etc. by enabling the adoption of batteries, thus supporting the Net Zero agenda.

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network is uniquely placed to link the battery supply chain with a broad set of diverse sectors.

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Stationary Storage

Stationary Storage

Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Hub

This online platform is a great tool that facilitates networking and collaboration between UK Battery systems users and supply chain partners. Registering as a member, you will be able to post and view battery-related solutions and challenges as well as request to be connected with relevant stakeholders who could benefit your organisation.

Explore & join the community

The Battery Systems Landscape Map

The three segments of our landscape map feature a wide range of organisations from across the UK battery supply chain, showcasing facilities that offer various third-party commercial battery testing services and displaying UK publicly funded projects and EU facilities. Add your organisation, access the map and join the community, and help grow our community.


The Battery Caffè Podcast Series

We understand that innovation is fast-paced and it is sometimes hard to stay up-to-date with the latest news in your sector. In order to make things easier for you, we have developed a series of 10 short interviews with experts in batteries and supporting sectors.



Our Experts

Related Opportunities

Horizon Europe: Clean and competitive solutions for all transport modes

Opens: 07/12/2023 Closes: 18/04/2024

Research and innovation across all transport modes sought, for the EU to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and reduce air pollution by 2050

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APC25: Industrialising net zero automotive technology

Opens: 15/01/2024 Closes: 13/03/2024

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25m for late-stage R&D to accelerate the UK towards a net zero automotive future.

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UK Battery Industrialisation Centre SME Credit Round 2

Opens: 08/01/2024 Closes: 06/03/2024

UK registered micro, small and medium enterprises can apply for a share of up to £1.5m for engagement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC).

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Global Business Innovation Programme in Australia - Critical Minerals for Electrification

Opens: 21/02/2024 Closes: 05/04/2024

Innovate UK is inviting companies with expertise in mid-stream processing of Australian raw materials to participate in the Global Business Innovation Programme with a market visit to Australia.

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Royal Society Industry Fellowships, February 2024

Opens: 14/02/2024 Closes: 10/04/2024

The Industry Fellowships enable the mobility of talented scientists and engineers from industry and academia in order to move between the sectors.

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Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 3: Spring 2024

Opens: 29/01/2024 Closes: 19/04/2024

Grant funding for feasibility and engineering studies, and for the deployment of industrial energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects.

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Related Events and Recordings


Cross-Sector Battery Showcase - Advancing Innovation Across Industries

09.00 - 16.00 | Leicester

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Faraday Battery Challenge - Battery Manufacturing Training Initiative Competition Briefing Event

10.30 - 12.00 | Online

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