REMOBILISE Webinar: “Discovering the REMOBILISE Mobility Ecosystem”
Date and time: Thursday 21st September 2023, 10:30 – 12:00 CEST
Participants: All organisations from the mobility and related sectors
Speakers: Geoffroy Martin (NextMove), Katja Eichinger (Cluster Mobility&Logistics), Ana Pereira (Mobinov), Krisztina Koncz and Marcell Romsics (ZONE Cluster), Bram Hendrix (RAI Automotive Industry NL)
Registration link: https://bit.ly/3qh2uQU
This webinar will delve into the rich mobility ecosystems of REMOBILISE partners. Revolving around major trends and challenges for the sector, each cluster will provide an insight into its own ecosystem and address a specific topic at the heart of its activities (Materials, Power electronics, Hydrogen, Smart Cities, Batteries).
Each intervention will firstly present main local and national actors of the sector, as well as information on the latest developments and arising challenges. For a more concrete understanding, speakers will then highlight undergoing initiatives in each partner’s ecosystem and identify regional/national funding opportunities.
RAI Automotive Industry NL
Hydrogen in mobility
Battery production and strategy in Hungary
Krisztina Koncz and Marcell Romsics
RAI Automotive Industry NL: Materials
In the coming years, the international automotive industry faces the task of further reducing CO2 emissions, both in the use of vehicles on the road and in their production. The weight of vehicles plays an essential role in this. New, natural, and lighter materials, as well as more intensive use of existing materials, such as high-grade steel, aluminium, and the smart processing of these, are the key ingredients for achieving the desired CO2 reduction. The circular organization of the chain and the circular application of components and systems are being accelerated, driven in part by the EU Green Deal.
The diversity of new materials and the combination with existing materials (hybridization) leads to challenges in production. This hybridization requires new process, handling and joining methodologies and technologies, while at the same time production will have to be more (energy) efficient. Another trend in the automotive industry is the ever-increasing personalization of vehicles, series size 1. To keep up with all these developments, or even stay ahead of them, we will have to collectively pick up several innovations. Cooperation is key!
Speaker: Bram Hendrix
NextMove: Power electronics
In a context of rapid electrification and rising needs for efficient power systems, power electronics have become a strategic sector given their essential role for converting power, charging, and controlling electric motors. On the verge between mobility and electronics sectors, power electronics devices are expected to be present in 100% of the automotive market by 2030. From battery electric vehicles to full hybrids and rechargeable hybrids, all cars sold will have at least one inverter, at least one DCDC converter and probably 1/3 of the market will require a high-voltage on-board charger.
At the same time, new semiconductor materials and technologies are generating major transformations, offering more compact, lighter and higher yielding solutions. The sector is therefore undergoing change both in terms of market share and technology. NextMove is in the forefront of these developments, participating in the common project of the French automotive and electronics sectors aiming to accelerate innovation capacity in France and to become a global leader in the sector.
Speaker: Geoffroy Martin
Cluster Mobility&Logistics: Hydrogen in mobility
The intervention will focus on a relevant initiative: the Cluster Mobility and Logistics innovation network “HY2.ZERO – Mobility needs Hydrogen”, which aims to support the industrialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through new and improved solutions and is thus part of the market ramp-up.
Speaker: Katja Eichinger
Mobinov: Smart Cities
In Europe, Smart Cities are rapidly emerging as urban centers adopt innovative technologies to address urbanization challenges. These cities prioritize sustainability, efficiency, and citizen engagement by investing in IoT, data analytics, and renewable energy solutions. Through collaborative efforts between public and private sectors, European Smart Cities strive to create interconnected, resilient, and inclusive communities, enhancing the overall quality of life for residents.
Speaker: Ana Pereira
ZONE Cluster: Battery production and strategy in Hungary
As battery manufacturing is a crucial component of EV production, there is intense rivalry for these capacities in Europe that must be built-up in record time to keep up with the demand. Because of its central geographical location, investments in cell and battery production facilities, the presence of significant automobile manufacturers, and a strong supplier sector, Hungary is in a perfect position on the European battery map. Hungary, along with Germany, is becoming one of Europe’s leading producers of lithium-ion batteries.
Speakers: Marcell Romsics & Krisztina Koncz
The REMOBILISE project will provide training and education activities for cluster members to foster their collaboration with relevant actors at local and EU level and offer support for upscaling to the European level.
The trainings will include online learning sessions on various topics that will aim at helping all the actors of the mobility sector to develop skills and knowledge, to successfully establish their position at the European level with an adapted guidance.