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Battery Storage Expert Programme
Overview

 

Start dates 2021:

Choose between two programme dates:

  • Online learning: May 10 | 2-days face-to-face: 21-22 September 2021
  • Online learning: Aug 9 | 2-days face-to-face: December 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

 


Programme price:

4,449 € (excl. VAT)

 


We’re at a tipping point. Renewable energy generation and flexible consumption are poised to reshape the market. Driving this is innovation in battery storage with the flexibility to offer flexible solutions across a breadth of sectors. But to fulfil this potential and realise the promise of the €255 billion opportunity that battery represents in Europe alone, we need the next-generation skills, competencies, vision and leadership to truly make change happen.

The Battery Storage Expert Programme addresses the critical questions that underpin the structural transformation of the energy system. Participants will explore it all, from the role of batteries to their constituent parts; from the battery value chain to the integration in power applications; from the impact on the electricity market to ground-breaking business models. And they build the knowledge, the expert understanding, the technical and commercial insights and the human network to play a leading part in driving the global energy transition.

 


Programme benefits

Battery Storage Expert Programme is delivered by experts from the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem, one of Europe’s foremost authorities in sustainable energy, energy storage and business innovation.

This unique programme empowers participants to:

  • Expertly situate battery storage within the route towards a zero-emission society and decentralised energy market;
  • Link energy storage strategies and roadmaps to European policy;
  • Master the fundamental aspects and main characteristics of current battery technologies and relate them to battery parameters;
  • Compare emerging battery technologies and competing energy storage technologies identifying their strong and weak points;
  • Gain deep understanding of the battery value chain and identify the main challenges at each step;
  • Grasp battery life cycle assessment, recycling and second-life strategies;
  • Build expert knowledge of battery management, control and modelling of battery energy storage systems;
  • Summarise different applications of Battery Storage related to the electrical grid, to mobility (HEV/EVs), to industrial operations and to consumer electronics, and
  • Expertly assess the potential and relevant challenges of implementing new battery energy storage business models.

 Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the programme  


What will participants learn?

The Battery Storage Expert Programme immerses participants in the transition to a sustainable energy system and low-emission society forward and what the role of batteries in this puzzle is. They will find out what electrification will mean for large sectors such as mobility, industry and the electricity system and which new business models exist to bring new opportunities. And they will acquire a comprehensive overall view across the battery energy storage value chain.

The programme consists of a combination of online courses, a follow-up by a topic specialist, a capstone project and a face-to-face activity, all in one package. The course start and end dates are fixed and subscribers to the programme need to follow the fixed course schedule.

The learning journey starts with a series of six, distinct, online courses that participants can pursue at their usual study location:

  • Course 1: Examine the challenges faced by the energy system to accommodate the upcoming changes and how batteries can promote and accelerate this transition looking into the drivers and barriers for relevant business models implementation.
  • Course 2: Discover the electrochemistry and operating principles of batteries including current, emerging and cutting-edge battery technologies.
  • Course 3: Explore the entire battery value chain, from manufacturing to recycling focusing on sustainable growth of the battery sector and ethical and environmental aspects.
  • Course 4: Build the knowledge and skills to ensure battery cells perform in a conformant way before being implemented in different types of applications.
  • Course 5: See how battery energy storage is disrupting the energy space through battery storage applications, and examples of innovative business cases.
  • Course 6: Analyse market conditions and assess how innovative new business models can fit with regulations within the EU but also on a national level.

 

Participants will receive support during each course on predetermined time slots by a topic specialist who will be available for two hours (1 hour synchronous & 1 hour asynchronous) to answer questions. The online course content will remain open for participants until two months after the end date of the last course.

Participants will also come together with their peers and faculty during a face-to-face activity, consolidating and deepening their knowledge and analysing the relevance to their business.

Finally, the capstone project will give participants an opportunity to deepen their learning while they apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the programme. The capstone project will focus on specific thematic areas that occur throughout the programme. Participants will have 3 weeks to complete the project with guidance from thematic area advisors. During these 3 weeks, each participant will be entitled to 1 hour of interaction with their dedicated advisor and will receive feedback on the capstone project.

 

Complete timeline for run 2 in 2021 (Face-to-face programme in Budapest, Hungary on 21-22 September 2021

 

Timelines for all runs can be viewed here.


 

How is the programme evaluated?

In-lesson quizzes serve as formative self-evaluation. The outcomes of this self-evaluation do not count towards the requirements needed for the course certificate.

A general assessment takes place at the end of each course consisting of multiple-choice questions and open questions. To successfully complete the programme and receive a Certificate of Achievement from EIT InnoEnergy, participants need to obtain a minimum score on each general assessment. The submission of the general assessment is due at the end date of each online course. There is an option to retake the general assessment if participants do not manage to achieve the required score.

 

Lastly, the capstone project will be evaluated by the thematic area advisor.

 

If you have any additional questions, see our list of frequently asked questions

 


Who will benefit most?

This programme has been specifically designed for experienced and young professionals, today’s and future strategic leaders, preparing their own and their companies’ skill-set for the energy transition. 

 

 

Take the next step. Prepare to lead innovation at your organisation today.

If you are interested in this programme and would like more information to help you decide if it is right for you or your organisation, please contact Jan Verveckken on +31 646 959 657 or via jan.verveckken@innoenergy.com

Alternatively, you can request a call-back and we will contact you.

 

 

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Learning Plan Contents
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The energy system is poised for exponential change. We are seeing the dynamic shift from centralised power production to local generation and storage, flexible consumption, together with the advent of electric mobility. The rules are changing. By 2030 we expect Europe to achieve at least 32% renewable energy sources share, leading to a new energy system more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost-efficient. But it won’t be easy. First, we need to rethink energy sources and how we deploy new technologies.

 

 

 

Battery Storage and the energy transition course introduces you to the critical challenges in navigating this change, and the role of energy storage and batteries in particular in accelerating the transition. Led by international authorities from industry and academia, you will get a general view on the electric energy market and how it is evolving to accommodate the creation of a sustainable energy society. You will appreciate the disruptive character of battery storage in different sectors and evaluate how electrification will change the energy future. You will also get an overview of new battery-based products and services and emerging business models while understanding the drivers but also barriers to their implementation.

 

Start dates 2021:  

The course is part of the Battery Storage Expert Programme which runs 2 times in 2021.

Start dates:  May 10   |   Aug 9


This course empowers you to:

  • Discuss the worldwide drivers and trends behind energy transition and the increasing focus on renewable energy sources
  • Understand the need for energy storage in a renewable source-based energy system, as well as the challenges associated with energy transition in terms of grid flexibility and energy storage needs
  • Grasp the crucial role of battery storage to the energy transition and the associated benefits of battery technologies as energy storage devices
  • Explain the main applications of battery storage in the electric grid and related challenges
  • Reflect on future perspectives for energy storage in the electric grid and on transportation, power, and residential sectors, and correctly interpret the enabling potential of new technological storage innovations or societal developments.

General assessment deadline: May 30  |   August 29

Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the course.

 


What will you learn?

The course consists of three modules and is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Find out how the energy sector is shifting focus from fossil fuel-based electricity generation to renewable-based technologies. 
  • Module 2: Be introduced to the topic of energy storage and why it is so important today. You will discover different storage alternatives based on time and power scales and reflect on the future of the energy storage market. 
  • Module 3: Explore the potential role and position of battery storage in the future European electricity industry, with a concise overview of sectors that will be involved or affected by battery storage technologies. You will also have a chance to draw inspiration from business innovation examples in the real world.

 


Who teaches you? 

Your learning will be led by EIT InnoEnergy experts, authorities in sustainable energy from the worlds of research and industry. Faculty for this course are:

Bo Normark
Industrial Strategy Executive and core member of  European Battery Alliance at EIT InnoEnergy, Bo has more than 35 years of industrial experience in ABB in development, design, project management, and global management of the Power Systems business


Anna Darmani
Energy system analyst at InnoEnergy, Anna is responsible for several EU projects in the area of energy technology innovation and research. She is engaged in the road-mapping of high-potential energy technologies in the future European energy market.


Julian Jansen 

Research and Analysis Manager at IHS Markit Technology, leading the global research on energy storage and provides insight into the value drivers and emerging business models driving storage deployment across Europe and N. America.


Tomas Kåberger
Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at the Chalmers University of Technology, Tomas has several years of experience in the energy sector, serves as chairman/advisor of several companies and organisations (Europe/Asia).

 


How will you learn?

It is a Small Private Online Course and can be taken at your usual study location.  

The course consists of three modules and is self-paced. Each module includes reading materials and animations to illustrate the content. You will have the possibility to share your opinion and thoughts on relevant topics via the discussion elements throughout the course.


                                                   


Is it right for you?

This programme has been specifically designed for experienced and young professionals, today’s and future strategic leaders, preparing their own and their companies’ skill-set for the energy transition.


Take the next step. Prepare to lead innovation at your organisation today.

If you are interested in this course and would like more information to help you decide if it is right for you, please contact Jan Verveckken on +31 646 959 657 or via jan.verveckken@innoenergy.com


elearning
7 hours

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The threat of global warming and climate change are accelerating efforts to decarbonise our systems. In energy, battery is at the forefront of this charge. Simply put, battery technology will be part of the future.


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Fundamentals on batteries course empowers you with the fundamental knowledge and insights to advance your understanding of battery technologies. You will fully understand the key role of batteries as the go-to tool for energy storage, together with the core components and parameters of batteries themselves. You will explore the chemistry and electrochemical phenomena that lie behind battery operation and a concise view of the different currently available battery technologies. Lastly, you will get a peek at the principal and emerging technologies that are poised to reshape the energy panorama. 


Start dates 2021:  

The course is part of the Battery Storage Expert Programme which runs 2times in 2021.

Start dates:  May 17   |   Aug 16



This course empowers you to:

  • Summarise current battery technologies in terms of working principles and main characteristics 
  • Understand the limitations of each technology based on their working principles
  • Predict the most suitable applications for each battery technology
  • Reflect on the challenges that each battery technology faces
  • Evaluate emerging, cutting-edge battery technologies and their potential applications


General assessment deadline:   Jun 20   |    Sep 19

Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the course



What will you learn?

It consists of four modules and is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Discover the added-value of batteries in both our daily life and in the development of a low-carbon modern society. Our experts will provide you with key knowledge for a deeper understanding of battery technology. You will take a look inside a battery to understand its basic operation and main components and you will learn to classify battery technologies.
  • Module 2: Explore the phenomena that occur within a battery during operation and provide you with in-depth knowledge on the thermodynamic aspects of battery operation and relate them with the common battery parameters.
  • Module 3: Investigate the different battery technologies that are currently used in our daily life and learn to explain the key characteristics and main applications of eight currently available technologies, starting with the widely used lithium-ion batteries present in most of our electronic devices.
  • Module 4: Take a peek at the future and explore two important emerging battery technologies: metal-air batteries and solid-state batteries, to understand the potential and challenges behind these cutting–edge technologies.



Who teaches you?

Your learning will be led by experts from the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem, authorities in sustainable energy from the worlds of research and industry. Faculty for this course are:


Fátima Montemor
Full professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, a researcher at CQE, and Vice President of Instituto Superior Técnico. Her scientific interests include the development of functional surface coatings for multipurpose applications in different fields such as surface protection and energy conversion and storage


Jean-Luc Delplancke 
Scientific co-worker at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium and Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham. Jean-Luc has also worked in the European Commission (EC) where he was Head of the Program Unit for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking up to 2016


Jorge Varela Barreras
Senior researcher at Imperial College London in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he works on batteries and battery management systems


Maarten Mees 
R&D team leader in Electrochemical Storage at IMEC. Maarten has completed research and research education in physics at KU Leuven while having master level studies in Electrical Engineering also at KU Leuven. Maarten is focused on developing the next generation of solid-state batteries, with an interest in ALD technology and the development of novel nanomaterials for the cause.



How will you learn?

It is a Small Private Online Course and can be taken at your usual study location.
The course consists of three modules and is self-paced. Each module includes reading materials and animations to illustrate the content. You will have the possibility to share your opinion and thoughts on relevant topics via the discussion elements throughout the course.



Is it right for you?

This programme has been specifically designed for experienced and young professionals, today’s and future strategic leaders, preparing their own and their companies’ skill-set for the energy transition.


Take the next step. Prepare to lead innovation at your organisation today.

If you are interested in this course and would like more information to help you decide if it is right for you, please contact Jan Verveckken on +31 646 959 657 or via jan.verveckken@innoenergy.com


elearning
20 hours

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The shift to sustainable energy hinges on improving both our environmental and our economic footprint. That means moving from a linear to a circular value chain: from sourcing raw and processed materials to assembly through to end of life, through to recycling and reuse. And it means understanding the risks, the challenges, and the opportunities involved.

 

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Battery Storage Value Chain course gives you a rock-solid overview and understanding of the full battery value chain, production processes, and end-of-life scenarios. In this course, you will understand how a Li-ion battery is produced following the different steps in the battery value chain. You will look at both large-scale battery production and the laboratory manufacturing process and understand the steps required to turn materials into battery cells. To evaluate whether we can use the full potential of batteries while in use and, at the same time, regain value from end-of-life batteries, you will learn about state-of-the-art scenarios related to batteries end-of-life in particular re-use and recycling.


Start dates 2021:  

The course is part of the Battery Storage Expert Programme which runs 2 times in 2021.

Start dates:  June  7   |   September 6



This course empowers you to:

  • Understand the battery industry value chain
  • Identify the main challenges of raw materials extraction, supply, and options for end-of-life batteries
  • Design a process flow for the production of a Li-ion battery cell
  • Describe each step of production of a Li-ion battery cell and discuss its function and challenges
  • Appraise the main challenges faced by large-scale production of Li-ion batteries concerning supply chain and manufacturing process
  • Discuss the importance of recycling for a circular battery value and pinpoint the relevant steps, functionalities, and challenges of battery recycling
  • Critically evaluate economic, sustainability, ecologic, and social benefits of current and future battery recycling processes

General assessment deadline:   July  4  |   October 3

Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the course.



What will you learn?

It consists of four modules and is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Get an overview of the raw materials that are needed for lithium-ion batteries, how critical they are, and how lithium is extracted
  • Module 2: Understand the general industrial perspective on Li-ion battery production, focusing on supply chain and the manufacturing process in large scale facilities
  • Module 3: Review the key concepts of battery cells and an in-depth view of the manufacturing process
  • Module 4: Explore the battery end-of-life, reuse, and battery recycling




Who teaches you?

Your learning will be led by experts from the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem, authorities in sustainable energy from the worlds of research and industry. Faculty for this course include:


Yann Laot
Director of Services, Support, and Solutions for Energy Storage Solutions at SAFT.  Specialties are Li-ion topics, i.e. markets, products, technologies, manufacturing, and competitive landscape analysis.


Maarten Quix 
Head of Process Research & Innovation CSM at Umicore with years of experience in the field of recycling and battery recycling


Victoria Flexer 
Researcher at CONICET and Professor at the National University of Jujuy. She has a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences and her work ranges from sustainable mining techniques to the development of state-of-the-art batteries


Momo Safari

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Technology, Hasselt University & EnergyVille


An Hardy

Professor at Hasselt University, Institute for Materials Research (IMO) & EnergyVille



Online for optimal impact and flexibility

It is a Small Private Online Course and can be taken at your usual study location.
The course consists of three modules and is self-paced. Each module includes reading materials and animations to illustrate the content. You will have the possibility to share your opinion and thoughts on relevant topics via the discussion elements throughout the course.



Is it right for you?

This programme has been specifically designed for experienced and young professionals, today’s and future strategic leaders, preparing their own and their companies’ skill-set for the energy transition.


Take the next step. Prepare to lead innovation at your organisation today.

If you are interested in this course and would like more information to help you decide if it is right for you, please contact Jan Verveckken on +31 646 959 657 or via jan.verveckken@innoenergy.com


elearning
15 hours

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Battery storage is the future. But that future hinges on maintaining full control over the operation of batteries and building a robust system that enables connection to the electric grid, the consumer or the electric vehicle.

 

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Battery Management, Connection and Control course will allow you to dive deep into power conversion systems that connect storage systems to smart grids and consumers, learning how to choose the right type of converter while assessing overall system performance with respect to energy efficiency. It will also be your introduction to battery management systems (BMS): the masterminds behind battery packs. In this course you will thoroughly explore the BMS and the critical parametres that we can control.  And you will discover the use of battery testing and operation simulation in order to predict real-world in-service behaviour. 


Start dates 2021:  

The course is part of the Battery Storage Expert Programme which runs 2 times in 2021.

Start dates:  June 21  |   September 20



This course empowers you to:

  • Expertly discuss the role of power conversion systems 
  • Distinguish and assess the type of power converters for battery applications
  • Understand and explain the importance and function of battery management systems in the control and operation of batteries 
  • Describe different battery testing procedures and the relevant characteristics that can be determined 
  • Understand how we can simulate battery operation in order to predict in-service behaviour


General assessment deadline:  July 25  |   October 24

Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the course.



What will you learn?

It consists of six modules.

  • Module 1: Dive into the world of power conversion starting with an introduction, to the basic principles of power conversion and the relation to the energy efficiency of the energy system 
  • Module 2: Discover why power converters are needed for battery applications and how can we choose the right type for a specific application. 
  • Module 3: Dive deeper into the typical topologies and main functionalities of power conversion systems (PCSs) for connecting batteries to diverse electrical systems.
  • Module 4: Discover battery management systems and explain their components and functions. 
  • Module 5: Explore the different types of battery testing and related standards and regulations. 
  • Module 6: Explore modelling, control and simulation of batteries.



Who teaches you?

Your learning will be led by experts from the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem, authorities in sustainable energy from the worlds of research and industry. Faculty for this course are:

Dr. Jeroen Büscher
Product Manager Electrical Storage of Vito / Energy Ville


Francisco Díaz-González
Professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in subjects linked with the grid integration of renewable energies. His current research interests include the fields of power electronics for electrochemical energy storages and renewable energies.


Jolien Despeghel
PhD student in Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven/Energyville. She is a researcher on the project Energy Storage as a Disruptive Technology in the Energy System of the Future.



Online for optimal impact and flexibility

It is a Small Private Online Course and can be taken at your usual study location.
The course consists of three modules and is self-paced. Each module includes reading materials and animations to illustrate the content. You will have the possibility to share your opinion and thoughts on relevant topics via the discussion elements throughout the course.



Is it right for you?

This programme has been specifically designed for experienced and young professionals, today’s and future strategic leaders, preparing their own and their companies’ skill-set for the energy transition.


Take the next step. Prepare to lead innovation at your organisation today.

If you are interested in this course and would like more information to help you decide if it is right for you, please contact Jan Verveckken on +31 646 959 657 or via jan.verveckken@innoenergy.com


elearning
22 hours

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Decarbonisation is set to reach every sector of society, and industry will have to adapt and follow this trend. Batteries are a key technology for the deployment of decarbonisation. They have the potential to drive efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions at all points of the electricity value chain, including transmission, distribution, and the consumer.

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Battery Storage Applications course focuses on real-life applications that will contribute to achieving in practice a low-emission, sustainable future. It gives you a deep understanding of battery storage applications across the electric grid, behind-the-meter, storage for electrical mobility, and for industrial applications.


Start dates 2021:  

The course is part of the Battery Storage Expert Programme which runs 2 times in 2021.

Start dates:  July 12  |   October 11



This course empowers you to:

  • Understand the main applications for batteries in energy storage systems
  • Master the main role of energy storage systems in different applications/levels (grid, behind the meter, industry)
  • Analyse the challenges of battery storage systems implementation in each application studied


General assessment deadline:  August 8   |   November 7

Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the course.



What will you learn?

It consists of four modules and is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Explore different real-life examples of how battery storage systems can be integrated at the electric grid level (in front of the meter) and behind-the-meter level. 
  • Module 2: Understand how using batteries allows for an increase of renewable integration in the grid and brings environmental and financial benefits to customers. 
  • Module 3: Explore the emergent market of electric mobility and give you an insight into current trends, the role of battery technology in this evolution, and how this change will affect the overall energy system. 
  • Module 4: Understand a pioneering example of electrification within the mining industry.



Who teaches you?

Your learning will be led by experts from the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem, authorities in sustainable energy from the worlds of research and industry. Faculty for this course are:

Oliver Koch
Managing Director and COO of sonnen, with overseas operations for the company such as worldwide procurement and manufacturing.


Bo Normark
Industrial Strategy Executive and former Thematic Leader for Smart Grids and Energy Storage at EIT InnoEnergy. He has more than 35 years of industrial experience in ABB in development, design, project management, and global management of the Power Systems business


Björn Jernström
CTO of Ferroamp and inventor of four different patents related to ACE technology that enables savings on grid fees and faster EV charging. He has previously founded two successful startups in the electric power industry.


Johan Driesen
Full professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Science head of Subdivisie EnergyVille Electa - Driesen with years of experience in distributed generation of electricity, renewable energy, power electronics, electrical drives, electric vehicles, and smart grids.


Filipe Guerra
Electrical Engineer and Project Manager at EDP, he has been working (design, testing, EPC management, project management) the last 5 years in Innovation and Industrial  Energy Storage and Energy Management projects from residential to utility-scale applications.



How will you learn?

It is a Small Private Online Course and can be taken at your usual study location.
The course consists of three modules and is self-paced. Each module includes reading materials and some feature business examples and animations to illustrate the content. You will have the possibility to share your opinion and thoughts on relevant topics via the discussion elements throughout the course.



Is it right for you?

This programme has been specifically designed for experienced and young professionals, today’s and future strategic leaders, preparing their own and their companies’ skill-set for the energy transition.


Take the next step. Prepare to lead innovation at your organisation today.

If you are interested in this course and would like more information to help you decide if it is right for you, please contact Jan Verveckken on +31 646 959 657 or via jan.verveckken@innoenergy.com


elearning
16 hours

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Battery storage has a vital role to play in accelerating the transformation of the global energy sector. But driving this transition means building new expertise. It means developing innovative, disruptive business models while simultaneously assessing economic viability and investment risks. It means understanding how businesses can recover investment in next-generation energy storage systems and go on to generate revenue. It also means getting to grips with how public bodies and European legislation and policy will evolve or adapt.

 

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Battery Storage Business Models, Market and Regulation course empowers you to expertly assess the challenges, the main drivers and the business opportunities of a changing energy system at different levels of the market. You will get a perspective on policy and regulation frameworks as a crucial part of any investment decision and strategy. And you will discover real business examples from leading companies that are ground-breaking in their sector.


Start dates 2021:  

The course is part of the Battery Storage Expert Programme which runs 2 times in 2021.

Start dates:  July 26  |   October 25



This course empowers you to:

  • Reflect on crucial challenges within the new energy and relate them to new business opportunities within the new energy system
  • Understanding the economic and financial viability of investments in energy storage projects at utility scale
  • Accurately appraise EU support for battery energy storage systems
  • Explain European energy policy making based on examples of current targets and trends
  • Relate your company’s future plans or services to the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Clean Energy for All Europeans package
  • Explain the main cost concepts of battery energy storage solutions during their lifespan
  • Understand and apply a mathematical model to assess the life costs of energy storage solutions and compare investment alternatives
  • Reflect on real business examples from ground-breaking innovative companies in the energy sector

General assessment deadline:  August 22  |   November 21

Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the course.



What will you learn?

It consists of five modules and is structured as follows:

  • Module 1: Get a general introduction to business modelling, with a special focus on current and potential future business models within the Energy Sector.
  • Module 2: Explore new investment scenarios and innovative business models arising in the highly-mutable battery energy storage market. 
  • Module 3: Get an overview of the European legislation and policy and how it can affect businesses related to the energy transition. 
  • Module 4: Understand how we can do the cost assessment and analyse the economic feasibility of a battery-based storage solution. 
  • Module 5: Assess a number of real-world examples of successful business at the different levels of energy storage applications.



Who teaches you?

Your learning will be led by experts from the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem, authorities in sustainable energy from the worlds of research and industry. Faculty for this course are:

Thomas Pellerin-Carlin
Research fellow at Jacques Delors Institute, working on the European energy policy. Main fields of interest are energy policy, climate policy and European defence policy.


Julian Jansen 

Research and Analysis Manager at IHS Markit Technology, leading the global research on energy storage and provides insight into the value drivers and emerging business models driving storage deployment across Europe and N. America.


Martin Vendel

Director of Academy at EIT Urban Mobility, having 25 years of industrial experience, mainly within the digital area working with strategy, product management, and marketing.


Staffan Movin

Program Director KTH Executive School, helping cities and infrastructural companies adopt digitalisation and sustainability based on applied research and consultancy experience.


Iván Contreras
Founder and CEO of Torrot,  a manufacturer of electric bicycles and scooters. Iván is specialised in knowledge management, high-speed organisations, and innovative product development.


Francisco Díaz-González
Professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in subjects linked with the grid integration of renewable energies.  His current research interests include the fields of power electronics for electrochemical energy storage and renewable energies.


Peter Van Den Heede

Head of Sales Council – Electrification Benelux at ABB, working at ABB for more than 10 years in the fields of smart grids, electrification, and business development.


Magnus Lindén
Senior Consultant at Sweco’s Energy Markets group with extensive experience of the Nordic electricity market.


Dietrich Sümmermann

CEO of Motionverk, entrepreneur, corporate company builder, sustainable energy enthusiast, and expert.



How will you learn?

It is a Small Private Online Course and can be taken at your usual study location.
The course consists of five modules and is self-paced. Each module includes reading materials and some feature business examples and animations to illustrate the content. You will have the possibility to share your opinion and thoughts on relevant topics via the discussion elements throughout the course.



Is it right for you?

This programme has been specifically designed for experienced and young professionals, today’s and future strategic leaders, preparing their own and their companies’ skill-set for the energy transition.


Take the next step. Prepare to lead innovation at your organisation today.

If you are interested in this course and would like more information to help you decide if it is right for you, please contact Jan Verveckken on +31 646 959 657 or via jan.verveckken@innoenergy.com


elearning
11 hours

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The capstone project is the final assignment of the Battery Storage Expert Programme and is designed to incorporate the topics explored during the preceding courses. The capstone project will give participants an opportunity to further deepen their learning while they consolidate and apply the technical and business knowledge and skills acquired during the programme.

 

In this project, participants will work autonomously, under the guidance of a thematic advisor, to create a business model for an innovative product or service in the field of battery storage. This task will encourage them to think critically, transfer the knowledge and skills acquired during the online learning to solve an authentic and challenging problem, and practice skills such as oral communication, research activities, and project planning.


This project is part of the programme evaluation process and must be taken by any attendee of the programme interested in achieving a certificate. 



This course empowers participants to:

  • Analyse the technological and economical aspects of a battery storage-related project
  • Propose innovative ideas for battery storage challenges based on acquired skills
  • Develop and validate a business model for an innovative battery storage product or service
  • Demonstrate autonomy, initiative, and critical thinking on battery-storage related challenges

What will participants learn?

The objective of the capstone project is to test the knowledge and skills gained by the participants during the 6 online courses, expert, and peer interaction of the Battery Storage Expert Programme. This will be achieved by the development of an individual project related to battery energy storage that will allow participants to demonstrate achievement of the main learning outcomes of the programme. 


Participants will develop an innovative battery storage product or service and will gain practical experience. They will be required to apply technical knowledge, problem-solving, creativity, critical analysis and written and oral communication skills. 


The capstone project will focus on specific thematic areas that appear throughout the programme and a group of learners can choose the same thematic area. 


For organisational reasons, EIT InnoEnergy reserves the right to request participants to change their capstone project topic in case of an unbalanced distribution of participants per thematic area, in a timely manner. 



Who will participants learn from?

The learning will be led by experts from the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem, authorities in sustainable energy from the worlds of research and industry. 



How will participants learn?

 After the fourth online course, participants will receive instructions regarding the capstone project, so that they can start reflecting on the topic they would like to work with. Participants have the choice of proposed project topics belonging to one of the thematic fields covered throughout the programme. 


It is also possible to submit their own innovative proposal in one of these thematic fields that is closest to their professional situation or ambition. The proposals will be validated by the team of experts and need to meet predefined assessment criteria. If accepted, participants can therefore develop their own innovative business model and receive feedback from our experts and peer learners.


The actual project work will consist of autonomous project development work during a period of 3 weeks starting at the end of the online part of the programme. Participants will be able to complete the project with specific guidance from our thematic area advisors. 


The required outputs of the capstone project are a written report (max. 10 pages according to provided template) and an oral presentation. A document with specific guidelines on the report contents and templates to be filled in will be distributed.


Project topics:

  • Pick-from-list topics will be proposed to learners within the following thematic areas: grid-level, behind-the-meter, electric mobility.
  • Bring Your Own Project: Topics can be proposed by participants based on their own interest (subject to thematic advisors’ approval)


This activity is part of the Battery Storage Expert Programme and cannot be followed separately from the programme!



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Meet your peer learners and experts in the Face-to-face activity of the Battery Storage Expert Programme!


At the end of the programme, participants will come together with experts and peers at an immersive face-to-face activity focusing on Grid storage for distribution system flexibility, where they can consolidate and deepen their knowledge and analyse the relevance to their business.


Technology evolution and science are key to prosperity. The ongoing industry 4.0 revolution affects every sector, including the energy industry. New solutions, sensors, devices, energy storage systems are available, but the main question is how to utilise these assets. Energy storage solutions from application and system operation, through market and regulation perspective, are evaluated within this face-to-face activity, and practical aspects are derived.



Start Dates 2021


2-days face-to-face:

21-22 September 2021 - Budapest, Hungary


How will participants learn?


Participants will join a 2-day activity with academy experts and industrial partners – who have finished battery energy storage projects under their belt – which will provide a unique mixture of experience. The facilities include the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the lab of Infoware Zrt., where a battery energy storage, a photovoltaic system, and an energy management architecture provide workspace for the participants.


It is a case study oriented combination of expert sessions and practical experience led by academic and industry experts. The experts will provide an ideal environment for group tasks, including knowledge sharing and collaborative conversations, as well as social and networking experiences. This will allow participants to share perspectives and bring their learning together.




What will participants learn?


The face-to-face activity is organised around three main areas:

  • Addressing the flexibility challenge
  • Investment planning
  • Creating business with storage


During this activity, participants will receive state-of-the-art insights to:

  • Understand the flexibility challenge that system operators face;
  • Identify the role of energy storage in future flexible power systems and regulation;
  • Master the process of storage investment planning, and
  • Explore how to create business with grid storage.


Participants will also receive practical experience through a lab site visit and experiences from researchers, systems operators and turn-key solution providers.


The draft programme and list of experts can be found here. The final programme will be shared with the participants closer to the date.



Who will participants learn from?


Experts from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, specifically the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics and Department of Electric Power Engineering will guide your big-picture learning, and bring real-world insight into the market and business cases. 



This activity is part of the Battery Storage Expert Programme and cannot be followed separately from the programme!


COVID-19 Disclaimer

During the COVID-19 pandemic, -we are obliged to abide by any local or travel restrictions. In a case where the face-to-face activity cannot be performed as planned (meaning postponed, cancelled or delivered in a virtual environment), all participants will be informed well in advance.







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