Past Event

The Future of Batteries – Bangalore

November 27, 2019 | 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560055

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***This event is now closed***

What is the future of batteries and how can India become a leader in next-gen battery technology?

Battery technologies are set to play an important role in India’s future energy strategy. India is turning to electric vehicles despite lacking both technology and minerals to produce them, risking the spectre of Chinese domination in the process. India lacks the significant investment in cobalt mines globally that China has, in order to acquire the elements needed for lithium-ion batteries.

India has recently starting venturing into the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries through a recent policy push from the government.

At the same time, India has made significant global commitments to move towards greater use of renewable energy. It is the largest two-wheeler market in the world, but it does not have any indigenous, private sector, battery manufacturers. At least part of this reason has been a lack of effective government tax incentives, much of which have been addressed in the new FAME 2 framework.

But there are newer battery technologies on the horizon, for which India is an untapped market. Sodium-ion batteries and related alkali- and earth-alkali-metal batteries are being developed and commercialised globally.

There are several pull factors that will help develop the market for newer battery technologies in the coming decade in India: the government is a global leader in a move towards more renewable energy, sodium-ion batteries are suited to storing surpluses, the two-wheeler market is growing rapidly, the government plan to build four Tesla-style giga factories to manufacture batteries with investment of US$4 billion.

But equally, there are factors pulling the sector in the other direction: the lithium-ion market dominated by few major players, the government’s last push towards battery technology uptake skewed incentives towards two-wheelers, auto market sales are falling, and newer battery tech is not yet championed by the government.

London-based think tank Bridge India, and Faradion, the world leader in non-aqueous sodium-ion cell technology, are organising this invite-only event in Bangalore to discuss the latest trends in battery technology and what the coming decade of innovation in the sector looks like for India.

***Registrations for this event are closed***

Why attend

India is on the cusp of a revolution in battery technology, both in terms of usage and producing innovation. You should attend this event if want to:

  • Learn about the latest international innovation in the sector and how India could benefit; 
  • Understand how Use Cases in the auto, electric bike, telecoms and other industries are evolving and how they could benefit you;
  • Hear from the leading decision-makers from government, industry and academia;
  • Build an understand of what is likely to happen in the sector in the coming decade; and
  • Network with your peers from India and abroad.

Speakers

James Quinn
James Quinn

CEO, Faradion

Dr Chris Wright
Dr Chris Wright

Executive Chairman, Faradion

Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta

Principal Secretary, Govt of Karnataka

Ashwin Kumaraswamy
Ashwin Kumaraswamy

Investment Director, Mercia Asset Management

Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala
Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras

Pratik Dattani (Chair)
Pratik Dattani (Chair)

Advisor, Bridge India

Hari NS
Hari NS

General Manager, EV & eMobility Solutions, Ashok Leyland

Shalendra Gupta
Shalendra Gupta

Co-founder and CFO, Altigreen Propulsion Labs

Huzefa Tavawalla
Huzefa Tavawalla

Head - Disruptive Technologies Practice Group, Nishith Desai Associates

Arun Cherian Thomas
Arun Cherian Thomas

Head – eBus Business, Sun Mobility

Pranav Singanapalli
Pranav Singanapalli

Founder & CEO, eMotion Motors

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FAQs

Event registration

How do I register for this event?

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Can I apply to be a speaker?

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I have done a lot of research in this area and would like to present a paper.

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Who will be attending?

We will have a wide range of stakeholders, including senior government and public policy stakeholders; senior representatives from manufacturers of the automotive, transport and battery industry; automotive industry and mobility providers; electric mobility, battery, charging infrastructure equipment manufacturers; utilities, energy services and infrastructure companies; academics and research institutes.

I'm a service provider or consultant. Can I also attend?

The event has now ended. To find out more about future events, please email us at sanjana@bridgeindia.org.uk.

Agenda and booking meetings

How can I book a meeting with one of the visiting British delegation?

We are happy to arrange a meeting with any of the visiting British delegation. Please email us at sanjana@bridgeindia.org.uk with your Name, Job Title, Organisation Name, Email and Phone number, and what you would like to speak to them about, and we will arrange it for the morning of the conference (before 2pm).

What is the Agenda?

You can view the Agenda by clicking on the relevant link at the top of this page. The formal event starts at 2pm, but we will have smaller, invite-only smaller roundtables on specific topics earlier in the day with our visiting British delegation.

Event venue and travel

What is the event location?

Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560055

Do you have preferential room rates available?

Yes, we do. Please get in touch with us and we can advise on room packages.

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