Upcell Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to driving collaboration and innovation across the European battery value chain and strengthening the region’s autonomy, has already doubled its members from research and industry. Founded in November 2022, the alliance has expanded rapidly from 38 founding members to 75 in just six months, aiming at 180 by the end of 2023.
As Europe looks to revitalize its industrial sector, governments across the continent are investing substantial funds to attract new industries and compete globally. These investments from both public and private sources, represent a promising opportunity for European economic growth and signal a potential resurgence in the region’s industrial landscape.
To seize this opportunity, the alliance empowers members to develop and collaborate on innovative technologies that comply with European environmental standards. Furthermore, Upcell Alliance actively guides and supports governments in hosting projects and funding European-made solutions. To date, the alliance has successfully helped launch two European projects and forged numerous partnerships in France and Spain.
“We are thrilled with the success of Upcell Alliance to date and confident in its continued growth and positive impact on the battery manufacturing industry in Europe. We are proud to be a part of this movement,” said Claude Laperiere, President of Upcell Alliance and European Battery Director – OEM Supply Chain at Schneider Electric.
Looking ahead, Upcell Alliance has set an ambitious target of reaching 40 projects annually, solidifying its commitment to European battery manufacturing.
Upcell is a French non-profit association, governed by the law of July 1st, 1901. Its legal creation will take effect in early October 2022. Its founding members include strong private and public players: Verkor, Fives, Schneider Electric, Bühler, Ingecal, IN-CORE Systèmes and HESAM University.