Batteries play a key role in the green transition, which includes, among other things, the phasing out of fossil fuels and the storage of renewable energy. The European Commission has identified batteries as a strategically important value chain where investment and innovation should be supported. In addition, the EU Battery Regulation defines the requirements for the recycling of battery materials and Finland's national battery strategy sets the course for the development of the battery sector in our country.
Several industrial investments related to battery materials are planned in the southeastern Finland region. These production facilities need advanced testing and measurement methods to ensure the quality of their products and to further develop them. In order to meet this need, it is important to promote the creation of a battery cluster and industrial symbiosis around the battery value chain in Southeast Finland. The project is an investment project that will build an R&D environment for battery materials in the premises of LUT University to meet the needs of companies.
The project supports regional development and responds to the development needs of the region of South Karelia, which include the development of pilot platforms/innovation environments, business-oriented RDI activities, pioneering the green transition, new energy solutions, low carbon, sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity.
European Regional Development Fund