Energy Materials for Innovation (EM4I) Workshop series

2nd Workshop “From Lab to Engineering”

online - 5-6 October 2021

The first workshop "Materials Discovery and Development"of the EERA series “Energy Materials For Innovation -EM4I” has been organized on July 2021. The successful initiative is now available on YouTube:

Energy Materials For Innovation (EM4I) Initiative - "Materials Discovery and Development" Workshop

The second event will take place on October 5th & 6th 2021. In this 2-half-day webinar “From Lab to Engineering,” the focus is given on the question "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 emphasise the key for success and bottlenecks to the transition, and to what extent this can be generalized.

The workshop will include 9 invited seminars by experts from both academic and industrial communities, followed by a discussion with the panelists on what are the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ practices when moving up on the innovation value chain.

The workshop program, the list of invited speakers and the (free of charge) registration information all available on the EERA’s website EERA Events (


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 component 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)