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Eera event 05-06 October 2021 - Online

Second Workshop Energy Materials for Innovation (EM4I) Workshop series – From Lab to Engineering

Starting in Summer 2021, the EERA Joint Programme on Advanced Materials and Processes for Energy Applications (JP AMPEA), together with the EERA Joint Programme on Nuclear Materials (JP NM) and the transversal Joint Programme Digitalisation for Energy (tJP DfE), started a workshop series on "Energy Materials for Innovation (EM4I)". The series covers the integral stages of materials research, from discovery to scale-up productions, device development, industrial integration and sustainability, as well as cross-cutting technologies supporting these actions.

The workshop series includes six focused technical workshops followed by a Final Conference, foreseen to be held in Brussels. The Final Conference will be dedicated to drawing conclusions on strategic research aspects concerning energy materials.

This workshop series will bring Materials Science to the forefront of Europe's energy research landscape, highlighting how different stakeholders (researchers, industries, and policymakers) can achieve the net-zero objectives also through concerted research and innovation efforts.

The first workshop dedicated to "Materials Discovery and Development" was held 1 July (watch it here). 

This second Workshop taking place 5 and 6 October will focus on "How to bring innovative ideas and products from the lab to the engineering scale?", which is a crucial step of the transition to a future sustainable energy system. Various examples of recent up-scaling cases, covering different technologies and materials, will be presented during the workshop. In particular, we will emphasis the key for success and bottlenecks to the transition, and to what extent this can be generalized


October 5

  • 13:00 – Welcome Day 1 with S. Nakamae - CEA (FR) and K-F Nilsson - JRC (European Commission)
  • 13:15 – Structured LIB Electrodes – from Concept to Production Process with A. Hoffmann - ZSW-BW (DE)
  • 13: 45 – An EIC perspective on Nanomaterials for Energy Lab to Fab process with F. Matteucci - EIC (European Innovation Council)
  • 14:15 – Casting Materials Acceleration Platform and the accelerated search for thermoelectric materials with M. Kozdras - NRCan (CA) and O. Løvvik - SINTEF (NO)
  • 14:45 – From vertically aligned carbon nanotube production to energy storage: story of a start-up and joint laboratory with M. Pinault and M Mayne - CEA (FR)
  • 15:15 – Accelerating Advanced Materials Commercialization with E. Maine - Simon Fraser University (CA)
  • 15:45 – Summary with H. Ihssen - Helmholtz (DE)


October 6

  • 12:50 – Welcome Day 2 
  • 13:00 – Organizational  aspects of the Technological Innovation Process with R. Giannantonio - UNIMI (IT)
  • 13:30 – HYBRIT - A new revolutionary steelmaking technology with E. Petursson - SSAB (SE)
  • 14:00 – Born from Innovation, Raised in Industry with J. Antonissen - Guaranteed (NL)
  • 14:30 – From powder to product - Piloting case study additive manufacturing of topology optimized electromechanical components with T. Lindroos - VTT (FI)
  • 15:00 – Panel Session & Extended Q&A
  • 15:45 – Conclusions with K-F Nilsson - JRC (European Comission) and M.G. Rafael - CIEMAT (ES)

Read the abstracts of the presentations here


To participate to the two-day workshop, please register to each day individually: 

Please note that the workshop will be recorded.

This initiative is also part of the ORIENT-NM action, which is funded by Euratom as part of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, under grant agreement No. 899997 – For more information:

Practical information


05 Oct 2021 - 06 Oct 2021


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Karl-Fredrik Nilsson
JRC - European Commission