Within the automotive and mobility industry, efforts are being made to seize every opportunity to accelerate the transition towards an emission-neutral mobility system. Battery technology plays a crucial role in this transition, with rapid developments taking place. ACE Mobility, in collaboration with 14 educational institutions, 19 industry partners, and 10 research partners, is focused on developing Human Capital within this theme. Working alongside organizations like DAF Trucks and the VDL Group, ACE Mobility is involved in research projects, Human Capital programs, student teams, and the creation of new educational programs. For more information or if you are interested in participating in any of the projects, please contact Thomas van Berkel, Program Manager for Human Capital, or Niels Winter, Account Manager at ACE Mobility.
Nationaal Groeifonds: Material Independence & Circular Batteries
The program "Material Independence & Circular Batteries" aims to establish a strong position for the Dutch manufacturing industry in the global battery sector, with a focus on sustainability and circularity. This program consists of three key program lines that together form a well-coordinated and integrated value chain. They promote the development of battery technology tailored to various applications by connecting the markets for these applications with technological developers. The consortium behind this initiative includes a diverse group of participants, including large companies (with more than 100 employees), SMEs, start-ups, scale-ups, and knowledge and educational institutions. During the program, there is room for new partners to join nationally and internationally. The Battery Competence Cluster - NL (BCC-NL) serves as the leading entity and coordinates the implementation of this program, while ACE Mobility, in partnership with Brainport Development, is responsible for the Human Capital program. https://batterycompetencecluster.nl/en/news/batteries-as-a-billion-dollar-business-then-we-also-need-people?utm_medium=email , https://hollandhightech.nl/en/news-calendar/news/national-growth-fund-proposal-material-independence-circular-batteries-approved , https://batterycompetencecluster.nl/en/news/national-growth-fund-proposal-material-independence-circular-batteries-approved
Nationaal Groeifonds: Charging Energy Hubs
It is expected that zero-emission zones will transform urban logistics by 2025. Therefore, the demand for electric transportation is likely to significantly increase. However, the challenge lies in the limited capacity of the electrical grid to meet the growing demand for powerful charging infrastructure. Under the coordination of Brainport Development and RAI Automotive Industry NL, the Charging Energy Hubs project, a collaboration between 29 companies and knowledge institutions, aims to address this challenge by promoting the efficient use of smart energy systems, maximizing grid efficiency through intelligent energy solutions. ACE Mobility will be responsible for the Human Capital program line, working closely with the Sustainable Electrical Energy Centre of Expertise (SEECE), among others. https://www.heliox-energy.com/press-releases/project-charging-energy-hubs-awarded-to-accelerate-the-electrification-of-the-logistics-sector
Student teams: Novafast & InMotion
Student teams play a significant role in the collaboration between education and the automotive industry. Within the Automotive Learning Community in the field of battery technology, for example, the Novafast student team is actively involved in higher education as part of the electric driving minor. The team's mission is to develop a vehicle that is completely emissions-neutral, aiming to set an example for the automotive industry. For more information, visit http://www.novafast.nl/about-novafast/.
Furthermore, the InMotion team from TU Eindhoven is one of the leading student teams in the Netherlands and also the winner of the KIVI Best Team Student Award 2023. InMotion aims to contribute to solving the global climate issue by using cell-level cooling technology to achieve electric refueling, which means their vehicle can be charged in 4 minutes, equivalent to a traditional fuel-powered car. For more information about InMotion, visit https://www.inmotion.tue.nl/.