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Join us! 10-12 September

We warmly invite participants from across the battery energy storage research, development and innovation ecosystem to attend, from the UK and beyond – whether working in academia, industry or policy. Join us in Newcastle as we continue to grow our community. 

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We invite organisations with an interest in electrochemical energy storage research to support the conference by becoming a sponsor and exhibiting. Take a look at the wide range of opportunities available and get in touch to discuss. 

Check out our programme

This year’s conference will focus on ‘The Battery Breakthrough: From Research, to Scale-up, to Manufacturing’, with 7 key themes there is sure to be a session to pique your interest.

The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis, and early-stage commercialisation. It brings together research scientists and industry partners on commercially valuable projects to reduce battery cost, weight, and volume; improve performance and reliability; and develop whole-life strategies including recycling and reuse.

Keynote speakers

Professor Kristin Persson

Professor Kristin Persson

Position - Daniel M. Tellep Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley

Kristin Persson is the Daniel M. Tellep Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and the Director of the Molecular Foundry, a user facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She is also the Director and founder of the ... Read more

Professor Shinichi Komaba

Professor Shinichi Komaba

Position - Professor of Applied Chemistry at Tokyo University of Science

Shinichi Komaba is a Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry at the Tokyo University of Science, Japan. He received his Ph.D. degree from Waseda University, Japan, in 1998 and then was a research associate at Iwate University, Japan, ... Read more

Ms Lina Emilsson

Ms Lina Emilsson

Position - Chief Operating Officer, Nidec Energy

A qualified and experienced Chemical Engineer and senior leader. Experienced from start-ups and industrialisation of cell manufacturing from Northvolt and Britishvolt. I thrive leading early-stage companies, major programmes and building high ... Read more

"We want to showcase how the UK's research community is at the forefront of scientific and technical excellence, bringing our industrial delegates and academic community together."

Professor Pam Thomas, CEO, The Faraday Institution

“Best battery conference in the UK. If you want to be on top of what is going on in the UK battery space, you should go.”

2023 Conference Delegate

"The kind of relationship you get from industry and academia is what drives the whole thing."

Dr Jerry Barker, CEO Redoxion Ltd

“The Faraday Institution conference brings together the most significant industry-adjacent battery research taking place in the UK.”

2023 Conference Delegate

“The Faraday Institution is the compass that points academia and industry in the right direction."

Simon Moores, CEO and Caspar Rawles, Chief Data Officer, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

“Go. It’s brilliant. So many people with expert knowledge in their field and with a common goal.”

2023 Conference Delegate

"It's brilliant to see people working on different disciplines and sparking conversation.”

Dr Yige Sun, Research Fellow, University of Oxford

The Faraday Battery Challenge

Bringing bold and transformational change

The UK Government has entrusted the Faraday Institution as a key partner for the Faraday Battery Challenge to bring forward bold and transformational change in mission-inspired energy storage research. Funded through Innovate UK, the Faraday Institution serves as the UK’s flagship battery research programme to build and manage focused, substantial and impactful research projects in areas of fundamental science and engineering that have significant commercial relevance and potential.

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