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Innovation in Battery Technology – Safely Enabling the Industrial Strategy

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IET London: Savoy Place
2 Savoy Place
London, WC2R 0BL

14 November 2019

The Industrial Strategy sets out how we are building a Britain fit for the future - how we will help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the United Kingdom with investment in the skills, industries and infrastructure of the future. It ensures that our country and its citizens can embrace and benefit from the opportunity of technological change.

But unlike the industrial revolutions of the past, our new industrial strategy needs to be powered by clean energy.

As such, there is growing demand for batteries for electrification.

The government is investing millions of pounds in research and innovation projects and new facilities to scale-up and advance the production, use and recycling of batteries.

While government investment is initially focusing on the automotive sector to meet the growing global demand for electric vehicles, investment in this area will also help advance battery development for other applications for an electrified economy.

But new technologies introduce new challenges - especially when it comes to health and safety.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is responding to these challenges by hosting Innovation in Battery Technology - Safely Enabling the Industrial Strategy.

Partnership and collaboration will be key in developing an evidence base that can underpin future health and safety systems for battery technology and this inaugural conference will unite keynote speakers from industry, government, research and standards-making to share knowledge, insight and current thinking so that together we can overcome the health and safety challenges of innovating and regulating this growing area of new technology.

Speaker Programme now available! (opens in pdf viewer)

Why you Should Attend:

You'll hear the latest thinking from keynote speakers within industry and government, find out what the key challenges are and learn how they are preparing to meet them.


Presentations Will Cover:

  • The imperative for health and safety in battery innovation
  • The challenges of future regulation
  • The characteristics of lithium ion battery fires
  • The latest findings from current lithium ion battery safety research
  • Insights on detecting and containing lithium ion battery fires
  • Handling lithium ion battery fires - perspectives from first responders
  • Safety in storage and transportation
  • The health effects of exposure to lithium ion battery fires - insights to inform risk assessments


Confirmed Speakers so far: (First draft programme coming soon!)

  • Martin Temple, HSE
  • Abdul Chowdhury, Department for Transport
  • Wasim Sarwar, Williams Advanced Engineering
  • Jonathan Buston, HSE
  • Martin Brown, HORIBA MIRA
  • Peter Gustafson, London Fire Brigade
  • Phil Hackford, Wiltshire Police
  • Mike Valentine, Tri-Wall


Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals responsible for lithium ion battery innovation, R&D and production
  • Individuals involved in the use of lithium ion batteries
  • Risk management professionals
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Emergency services first responders
  • Individuals involved in battery fire suppression
  • Individuals responsible for policy and regulation
  • Individuals responsible for storing and transporting lithium ion batteries
  • Individuals involved in the disposal and recycling of lithium ion batteries


Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

We have various sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available to suit organisations of different sizes and budgets. HSE events provide an excellent networking opportunity and can offer you a targeted platform to raise your organisation's profile and promote products and services to industry decision-makers. View our offers here and contact Samantha Derbyshire on to discuss further and secure your position.


Conference Fee

  • Early Bird registration up to and including Monday 9th September 2019 is £425pp.
  • Standard registration fee from Tuesday 10th September 2019 is £495pp.




IET London: Savoy Place
2 Savoy Place




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The HSE Science and Research Centre
Harpur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JN

T: +44 (0)203 028 3704