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Electrification of the transport sector has already evolved considerably. There are nevertheless still challenges ahead with respect to charging infrastructure, battery management, and safety. These issues are to be addressed, as more and more cities are considering implementation of electric public transport systems, and more restrictions on carbon based fueled vehicles are imposed.

Brainport: Introduction of Brainport Eindhoven, and The Battery Ecosystem


Brainport Development is the economic development agency of one of the most innovative high-tech regions in the world and supports companies in connecting to its ecosystem. From a Philips heritage the region has grown into a multi-sectoral tech hub where 1st, 2nd, and 3rd tier suppliers work closely together with global OEMs in markets as semiconductor, energy, mobility and health.


One of the key topics of the region is battery technology that is of strategic importance to the future automotive and maritime industry. Brainport Development shares more on the battery activities it is employing from its region’s competences in high-tech systems, thin film technologies and the heavy duty transport market.

Spike: Challenge of Finding the Optimal Battery for Vehicle Electrification


The Netherlands is one of the frontrunners in electrification of road vehicles. Also, it is one of the leaders in setting strict norms on limitations of emissions of non-road vehicles, such as those used in construction and agriculture. Electrification of various applications bring significant challenges, especially when limited production volumes limit the available resources to develop an inhouse drivetrain and battery system. Jeroen gives an introduction to these challenges and how these can be solved.


Jeroen Bleker:

Cofounder of SPIKE Technologies, background in TU/e: sustainable energy technologies.


Rutger van Poppel:

Project Lead Battery for Brainport Development.


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