On November 30, 2021  iBAT will be holding the 2nd annual conference

iBAT 2nd annual conference

Physical Event At
Switzerland Innovation Park
Biel/Bienne AG
Aarbergstrasse 46
2503 Biel/Bienne

Valid covid certificate (vaccinated, recovered, tested) will be required on premises.

We would like to invite you to the following agenda (download):


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

09:45-10:30 iBAT Activities 2021
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Andrea Vezzini
Update 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 Industry
Session 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 Roadmaps
Session Chair: Dr. Corsin Battaglia
Overview 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 Models
Session Chair: Christian Ochsenbein
EU 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

Second Life and recycling to establish a circular economy for batteries”
Olivier Groux; R&D Project Manager, Kyburz Switzerland AG


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

16:30 – 18:00 Apéro


Register online via the form below until 20.11.2021 / 12:00 – limited number of participants.

Free for iBAT members (2 participants per member) | 150 CHF conference fee for non-iBAT members (free membership in 2021, join iBAT here).

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