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Battery Competence Center becomes Battery Competence Cluster - NL

Battery Competence Cluster - NL

To leverage and accelerate the opportunities provided by battery technology and the energy transition, the industry, knowledge institutes and trade associations are jointly committed to developing a strong battery ecosystem.

The Battery Competence Cluster - NL is the innovation program for companies, knowledge institutes and organizations that want to work together to acquire knowledge and develop skills in the field of battery technology. The Dutch battery, transport and shipping industry join their forces in the Battery Competence Center. 

Opportunities for the Netherlands

Innovative battery technology is fundamental for achieving and accelerating the energy transition. Since the Netherlands has a number of skills essential for the battery chain, we have the opportunity to take the lead in the European battery chain. For example, the Netherlands has a large number of market leaders in heavy transport, such as VDL Groep, Damen Shipyards and DAF Trucks, that are investing in the production of electric vehicles. In addition, the country has a lot of knowledge regarding materials, such as thin film technology, and the development of complex production processes and machines. There is also a lot of knowledge and activity about electrochemical batteries, the so-called bulk batteries. And given the importance of recycling and re-use, this provides the Netherlands with lots of opportunities for economic development in the field of battery technology.

By joining forces in the Battery Competence Cluster - NL, the partners involved are working together to bring the production of battery packs fpr heavy duty applications to the Netherlands, to strengthen the competitive position of the market leaders and to help promising startups grow into successful battery companies. The mission of the Battery Competence Cluster - NL is to develop, jointly with the ecosystem, unique battery knowledge and skills and to make that knowledge and those skills available for the Dutch industry. The ambition of the Battery Competence Cluster - NL is to become a leading center of expertise regarding the development of application-driven battery technology. Resulting in:

  • Technological leadership and an improved competitive position
  • Reduction of purchasing costs and reduced (international) dependency
  • Creation of added value in the Netherlands
  • Preservation and growth of employment
  • Accelerating the energy transition in the Netherlands and Europe

The Battery Competence Cluster - NL is focusing on three thematic pillars:

The Battery Compentence Cluster - NL is the scaling of the Battery Competence Center. Founding fathers of The Battery Competence Center