2nd Annual Conference of iBAT

November 30, 2021
We are very pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Conference of iBAT will be held at Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne on November 30th, 2021.

Batteries are the key enabler for emission-free mobility, renewable based energy systems, advanced robotics and mobile medical equipment. The iBAT association represents industry, authorities and research institutions along the complete value chain from manufacturing to recycling and strengthens Switzerland’s competitiveness in this core technology.

Register now to receive updates on the iBAT activities 2021, on innovation highlights from Swiss industry, on European battery initiatives and roadmaps as well as on recycling and circular economy models. https://ibat.swiss/ibat-2nd-annual-conference/

The 2nd Annual Conference will be held as a Physical Event at Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne. A valid covid certificate (accinated, recovered, tested) will be required on premises.


We would like to invite you to the following agenda:



09:00-09:45 Arrival Tea and Coffee | Registration

09:45-10:30 iBAT Activities 2021Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Andrea VezziniUpdate on current iBAT offers, activities, feedback from iBAT workshops and outlook of the planned activities 2022

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 – 12:15 Innovation Highlights from Swiss IndustrySession Chair: Dr. Andreas Hutter

“The first Gigafactory in Switzerland?”Laurent Sciboz; CEO Natron Swiss SA

“Futuricum full electric heavy duty truck”Adrian Melliger ; CEO Designwerk Technologies AG

“Upcycling of Lithium batteries for the city of Winterthur”Stefan Bahamonde; CEO Libattion AG

12:15 – 13:30 Standing Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 European Battery Initiatives and RoadmapsSession Chair: Dr. Corsin BattagliaOverview of European Research and Industry Activities

“The SeNSE project developing novel battery materials for gigafactories”Dr. Ruben Simon Kühnel , Empa

“The NanoBAT project developing novel battery diagnostics”Dr. Ferry Kienberger, Keysight Technologies

“The BATT4EU Partnership”Dr. Simon Perraud , CEA

14:30 – 15:00 Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break

15:00 – 16:15 Recycling and Circular Economy ModelsSession Chair: Christian OchsenbeinEU Battery Directive and Circular Economy Action Plan

“Circular economy to decrease dependencies on battery raw materials”Alessandra Hool ; CEO ESM Foundation

“EV battery recycling” – low temperature route with high material recovery rates”

Denis Werner; CTO LIBREC AG“Circular economy models for lithium batteries”

16:15 – 16:30 Conference SummarySession Chair: Prof. Dr. Andrea Vezzini

16:30 – 18:00 Apéro


Register online until 20.11.2021

Free for iBAT members (2 participants per member) | 150 CHF conference fee for non-iBAT members (free membership in 2021, join iBAT https://ibat.swiss/become-a-member/.

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