The future meets in Berlin at Future Battery Forum

As one of five founding partners, VARTA AG presents the Future Battery Forum, which takes place on 3rd and 4th November at the ECC Berlin. Experts from industry and science will discuss questions about the future of battery technology.

Under the motto "Next level: Establishing the battery society", the third edition of the Future Battery Forum in Berlin from 3rd to 4th November addresses important future issues in the field of battery technology. The focus is on five strategic topics that illustrate the decisive role of battery technology for industry and society in the future. The topics of the conference with speakers from industry and science range from material and component supply to production scaling, application cases and possible uses. They will address the life cycle of products as well as the topic of sustainability and look far into the future, which technological leaps are already foreseeable today.

Stefan Koller, Managing Partner of VARTA Innovation - a subsidiary of VART AG for basic research - will speak in his keynote on the topic "From CoinPower cells to high-performance round cells - transferring know-how in the development of different battery types". He will focus on an important success factor for companies: creating synergies in the transfer of know-how to product innovations. Koller: "The crucial thing about our technologies is that they build on each other. This enables us to quickly develop new formats that can be used in an increasingly broad range of applications. In addition, it is of course also important for us to be at the forefront of all new and future relevant technologies in order to maintain and expand our strategic advantage as a leading battery manufacturer."

Alongside five other partners, VARTA AG is a founding member of the Future Battery Forum and will be presenting independent battery solutions for the future at its own stand on site.

VARTA AG is a founding member of the Future Battery Forum along with five other partners. This year, the management conference will take place as a hybrid event at ECC Berlin and online. The platform brings together the entire value creation system of battery technology: users, manufacturers of battery systems and cells, and their suppliers. Over seventy speakers on two stages and more than 80 exhibitors will take part in the conference and trade fair. Around 500 participants are expected on site and 2500 online.

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VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio ranging from micro batteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customised battery solutions for a variety of applications and sets the industry standards as a technology leader in key areas. As the parent company of the Group, it is divided into the segments "Micro Batteries", "Lithium-Ion CoinPower", "Consumer Batteries", "Energy Storage Systems" and "Other".
The "Micro Batteries" segment includes micro and hearing aid batteries, "Lithium-Ion CoinPower" small-format lithium-ion round cells for OEM applications. "Consumer Batteries" represents the business with household batteries, rechargeable batteries, chargers, portable power (power banks) and lights. “Energy Storage Systems" includes energy storage solutions for primarily private, but also for commercial applications. The "Other" segment includes the "Lithium-Ion Battery Packs" and "Lithium-Ion Large Cells" business units (high-performance lithium-ion round cells for industrial applications in the automotive and non-automotive sectors).
Through intensive research and development, VARTA sets global standards in many areas of lithium-ion technology and in micro batteries, making it a recognised innovation leader in the important growth markets of lithium-ion technology and in primary hearing aid batteries. The VARTA AG Group currently employs around 4,200 people. With five production and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centres in Asia, Europe and the USA, VARTA AG's operating subsidiaries are currently active in over 100 countries worldwide.