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Monitoring reports containing a management report and a progress report prepared by the Lead Region(s) are available here:
Monitoring report covering the period from January to June 2020
Monitoring report covering the period from July to December 2019
Monitoring report covering the period from January to June 2019


The Partnership on Advanced Materials for Batteries for Electro-mobility and Stationary Energy Storage was launched in October 2018. The main objective of the partnership is to develop joint R&D&I projects on topics of advanced materials, their characterisation, durability, suitable for extreme working conditions with the goal to deploy them in the field of batteries. Batteries here are electro-chemical products with the final goal of enabling electro-mobility and enhancing the capacity and performance of stationary energy storage.

The Advanced Materials for Batteries Partnership (AMBP) defines its key objectives in the following terms:

  • Advanced materials as one of Key Enabling Technologies identified as a priority for EU industrial policy;
  • Secure access to raw materials and support to battery manufacturing in order to strengthen industrial leadership through joint EU research and innovation support;
  • Bridging the gap between research and industry application in the field of advanced materials for batteries for electromobility and stationary energy storage; and
  • Through the joint innovation eco-systems, contributing to innovation results that enable reduced costs for advanced materials and hence increased development, deployment and adoption of clean energy and clean mobility technologies

The main areas of work of the partnership have been identified as:

  • Contributing to the modernisation of industry in the field of advanced materials for clean energy specialising in materials for electromobility and stationary energy storage;
  • Accelerating the transition of innovative advanced materials from the lab to the market;
  • Developing supporting regional innovation ecosystems by setting up (trans)regional innovation hubs and ecosystems as catalysts for innovative startups;
  • Reinforcing innovation interactions within this ecosystem between industry, SMEs, RTOs and universities to create joint benefits by building on complementarities and by fostering synergies; and
  • Supporting the manufacturing processes at scale and creation of full competitive value chains in Europe.

You can read more on the Advanced Materials for Batteries Partnership in the document "AMBP at a glance" report (new version! July 2020).

List of Regions involved

Leading regions
Participating regions
Interested regions

List of Pilots under development

The AMBP Partnership has identified 6 Priority Pilots. Each Pilot consists in an application area in which innovation investment projects will be delineated and operationalised with industry. The current Priority Pilots are the following:

  • PILOT 1: Solid state lithium-ion batteries (Generation 4) (Lead Region: Bavaria)
  • PILOT 2: Sustainable Raw Material, Extraction and Processing (Lead Region: Castile and Leon)
  • PILOT 3: Recycling of existing Lithium Ion Batteries (Lead Region: Bavaria)
  • PILOT 4: Liquid based-batteries (stationary) (Lead Regions: Basque / Valencia)
  • PILOT 5: Network of research & testing centers (Lead Region: West Slovenia)
  • PILOT 6: Improved lithium-ion batteries (Generation 3b) (Lead Region: Auvergne Rhône Alpes)

Past and future meeting dates


  • 10 December 2018: Introduction for the partnership - steps and methodology to achieve a limited number of pilots
  • 22/23 January 2019: Scoping meeting
  • April/May 2019: Pilots meetings - identification and operationalisation of interregional innovation projects
  • 1 October 2019: AMBP Slovenian regional meeting in Ljubljana
  • 8 October 2019: Norwegian office meeting with regional stakeholders
  • 15 November 2019: Interregional Innovation Investments – business modelling workshop – Organised during the Smart Regions 3.0 Conference
  • January 2020: AMBP regional meeting in Outokumpu, Finland
  • (February/ March 2020: Plenary meeting and pitching event in collaboration with the European Commission to present the projects ("business cases”) -> cancelled)
  • April 2020: AMBP update meeting (replacing the pitching meeting foreseen on 19-20 March)
  • May 2020: Internal meeting with ReConfirm
  • July 2020: AMBP meetings for : 1/ regional coordinators to present ReConfirm and 2/ project coordinators to pitch their projects     


  • 21 September 2020:  Pitching meeting, virtual meeting

Contact details of the Leading Regions

Santiago Cuesta-López, GENERAL MANAGER, ICAMCyL Foundation, International Centre for Advanced Materials and Raw Materials of Castile and Leon

Barbara Tišler, Head of the project management office and Robert Dominko, Head of group Modern Battery Systems, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, West and East regions

Joaquín Villar Rodríguez, Head of Internationalisation and Prospective Department, Senior Expert, Andalusian Energy Agency, Andalusia

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