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MeBattery Progress Meeting and 2nd Workshop held in Burgos

On October 23-24, 2023, the MeBattery consortium gathered for their 3rd Progress Meeting in Burgos, Spain where they were welcomed by Edgar Ventosa, Virginia Ruiz and their team at University of Burgos.

Being half-way into the project, the meeting was particularly important to monitor closely the progress in the individual work packages and compare it to our original plans. Developing an innovative flow battery technology in the project’s lifetime is an ambitious goal, so overcoming potential hurdles together is of great importance for the success of the project. In addition to scientific progress, a particular focus was given to plan and discuss future publications to emphasize the work on the joint results in the second half of the project.

The afternoon of the 2nd meeting day was dedicated to the 2nd MeBattery Workshop on Technology transfer in energy storage.

Edgar Ventosa and Virginia Ruiz put together an interesting programme with the following contributions:

  • The patenting process: from lab to law (Virginia Gómez, abg-Intellectual Property)
  • Silicon nanotextile anodes for the next generation LIBs: from discovery to industrialisation (Juan José Vilatela, IMDEA Materials & Floatech)
  • Experiences in technology transfer in batteries at CIDETEC Energy Storage (Frédéric Aguesse, CIDETEC)
  • B5Tec: from the laboratory to the industry (Enrique Serrano, B5Tec)
  • Development and commercialization of ecodesigned power sources (Juan Pablo Esquivel, BCMaterials & Fuelium)

From the roughly 85 participants, 50 joined on location or remotely to listen to the presentations and discuss with the others during the coffee break. They got first-hand advice on the process of transferring technology from lab to the market from successful entrepreneurs, researchers and founders of start-up companies in the field of energy storage. They also learnt about key steps towards commercialization of new technological developments such as patenting to protect intellectual property. Overall, the workshop promoted the need of exploiting innovations, encouraging young researchers to take excellent science and technology outside the labs to ensure a real impact in society.

Slide decks of the presentations are available here.

MeBattery consortium at Facultad de Ciencias