Over the summer, the Royce Research and Business Engagement teams have attended various sector-based events, to network with industry
The Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC) is investing up to £330 million in research and innovation projects and facilities to drive the growth of a strong battery business in the UK, aiming to develop battery technologies that are cost-effective, high performing, longer range, faster charging, safe and recyclable. The event celebrated the achievements of the Faraday Battery Challenge funded innovation programme, its partners and the wider ecosystem, showcasing the innovation activity delivered as part of the FBC programme, promoting discussion with respect to the development of the UK battery innovation ecosystem, and facilitating networking as part of the Faraday Battery Challenge Round 5 Innovation competition.
The day’s agenda included an exhibition from across the portfolio of CR&D projects, a plenary programme of talks, a series of parallel sessions comprising talks to cover FBC portfolio, a panel discussion on investment in battery technologies, and the opportunity for networking, in particular, to consolidate consortia for the Round 5 Innovation competition.
Dr Robert House, Technology Platform Lead for Inert handling, attended the Faraday Battery Challenge event, which celebrated the UK battery innovation ecosystem. He gave a short presentation and had a busy time going through Royce capabilities with many attendees from industry. Rob was supported by Research and Business Engagement Manager Robin Morris. We are grateful to the Faraday Battery Challenge and the event organiser, the KTN cross-sector battery network, for the invitation to attend.
Royce also joined the United Kingdom Society for Biomaterials (UKSB) Annual Conference, with Dr Mi Zhou representing the Royce Research and Business Engagement team. UKSB is a non-profit organization working to develop novel biomaterials to tackle current clinical needs for medical devices, prosthetics and for regenerative medicine. Mi was able to network with all the attendees of the event, and represent the Biomedical Materials Research Area to all of the industry attendees.