February 15, 2023

Opening event for the CSEM Battery Innovation Hub

Switzerland's future is electric, so we're pooling our energy expertise into a new Battery Innovation Hub. At the CSEM Battery Innovation Hub, we'll collaborate closely with local industry to develop ground-breaking battery solutions.

Switzerland's energy future is electric, whether in transport, factories, or homes. But the revolution needed to power this transition calls for innovative energy storage solutions. To provide these solutions, we are pooling our many years of energy expertise in a brand-new facility, called the Battery Innovation Hub. Multiple interdisciplinary teams will join forces, working in close collaboration with local industry representatives to develop battery solutions for the future, with the aim of quickly transferring these solutions to industry, strengthening Switzerland's status as a leading innovator in this promising sector. The CSEM Battery Innovation Hub is supported by the Cantonal Bank of Neuchâtel, BCN.

Venue: This event will take place at the Battery Innovation Hub , Rue de Monruz 17, 2002 Neuchâtel.

Language: This event will be held in English.

Date & time: The event will take place on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 15:00 to 17:00.



Welcome speech
Alexandre Pauchard, CEO, CSEM


10 years of technology transfer in photovoltaics at CSEM: status and lessons learned
Christophe Ballif, VP Sustainable Energy, CSEM


The European pathway to ensure innovation for the batteries industry
Philippe Jacques, Secretary General, Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA)


Strategic autonomy for the EU battery value chain
Uwe Seidel, Program Manager, IPCEI Battery


The Swiss battery landscape
Corsin Battaglia
, Vice-President, iBAT


CSEM Battery Innovation Hub – capabilities & services

  • Andrea Ingenito, Group Leader Coatings for Energy Devices, CSEM
  • Andreas Hutter, Group Leader Energy Systems, CSEM


Official opening with ribbon cutting

Useful information

Parking at the Battery Innovation Hub is limited. We therefore recommend arriving by public transport. 

The opening event will be attended by selected representatives from the Swiss battery industry. Media professionals will have the opportunity to ask questions at the press conference beforehand and to hold interviews with CSEM’s experts. 

If you would like to find out more about the opening event, please e-mail us at: events@csem.ch  

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