Regional Workshops

The Faraday Institution is the UKs independent research institute for electrochemical energy storage research. We are currently delivering world-class research in support of the UK government Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund through its Faraday Battery Challenge.

We are seeking a wide range of views on the priorities for the second wave of research projects and will be holding a series of workshops to identify UK priorities for research and infrastructure capability. The workshops are an opportunity for industry and academia to contribute jointly to the definition of the future Faraday programme.

Five regional workshops will be held in the second half of 2018 at locations across the UK to capture a range of views and to identify any specific local infrastructure requirements.

The workshops are an opportunity to:

  1. get an update on the current Faraday Institution programme and the Industrial Strategy Challenge,
  2. ask questions and network with the Faraday team, and
  3. contribute to the shaping of the future research programme.


The consolidated outputs from the workshops will be published on the Faraday Institution web page but individual contributors will not be identified.

The following workshops have been completed:

  1. North of England / Midlands – Sheffield area on 10 July 2018 
  2. Scotland – Edinburgh Area on 24 August 2018
  3. North of England – Newcastle Area on 6 September 2018


We plan to hold the following workshops:

  1. South Wales Cardiff Area on 25 September 2018
  2. Midlands – Oxfordshire 15 October 2018 


Please click on the links above to register your attendance. Attendance is limited to two people from any single organisation.


Regional Research Workshop Outline Agenda

10.30  Registration, coffee and networking (30 minutes)

11.00  Introduction to the Faraday Research Programme and Keynote speaker (30 minutes)

11.30  Topic: What are the most meaningful Battery and Energy Storage Research Topics for UK focusing on research needs from industry?

  • -- Introduction by Faraday team: how the breakouts will work (10 minutes)
  • -- Facilitated discussion (60 minutes)
  • -- Summary inside each breakout (15 minutes)
  • -- Feedback from the breakouts to the whole group (20 mins).

1.15pm  Lunch networking (60 mins)

14.15 Topic: What capabilities and physical infrastructure is needed to support UK Energy storage research?

  • -- Introduction by Faraday team (5 minutes)
  • -- Facilitated discussion (60 minutes)
  • -- Summary (15 minutes)
  • -- Feedback from the breakouts to the whole group (20 mins).

16.00 Conclusion and wash up


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