SP1 focuses on batteries and electrochemical storage systems as two of the priory key enablers for the green energy transition within the transport sector when including intermittent supply from renewables.
The SP1 programme main point is to coordinate and bring together initiatives of the top research institutes and universities working in the fields of Li ion batteries, Post Li ion batteries and Supercapacitors for Energy Storage. The aim is to give a collective voice to researchers in the field and to generate a platform for open discussion and ideas exchange between researchers, industry and other relevant stakeholders, which frequently leads to solid long-term collaborations.
The SP1 programme also organizes, for its members, workshops once or twice a year on relevant topics such as manufacturability and scale-up, high throughput labs, and other "hot" subjects, with external or internal expert speakers. The intent is to let all members be up-to-date to new trends and innovations complementary to research work on electrochemical storage systems.