A new research network is being formed to create solutions for ‘urgent’ challenges in energy storage.

The Supergen Energy Storage Network+ 2019 will be led by the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES). It aims to support collaborations and innovative research, whilst connecting researchers from diverse disciplines.

The network will primarily focus on creating an accessible map and directory of energy storage expertise to allow for greater collaboration in the industry. It will also look at mentoring early career researchers, improving diversity and inclusion and facilitating stakeholder engagement and knowledge transfer across discipline and sector. Feasibility studies will also be funded by the network.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has provided £1 million in funding for the network, which includes a partnership of 19 investigators from 12 UK institutions. A further 60 organisations both from the UK and abroad are also supporting the network.

Professor Yulong Ding, BCES director and principal investigator of the network, said: “Our aim is to create a dynamic, strategic and sustainable platform, which connects and serves people from diverse backgrounds across the whole ES value chain.

“Our aim is to create a dynamic, strategic and sustainable platform, which connects and serves people from diverse backgrounds across the whole ES value chain,” Ding added.

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