CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012

CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012

CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 1 2012 © CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy Strategic Plan Summary – July 2012

CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 2 1. CIC energiGUNE’s starting context, challenges and opportunities 2. 2016 Strategy CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy Index

CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 3 1. CIC energiGUNE’s starting context, challenges and opportunities CIC energiGUNE’s current situation CIC energiGUNE faces its strategy definition at the end of its set up process as it starts formal research.

The set up process has been demanding due to high competitiveness in the storage research niche, leaving CIC to face the consolidation of its project in challenging economic environment Milestones in CIC energiGUNE’s history 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2012 1996 2007. Formal founding of CIC energiGUNE and initial ’08-’12 Strategy • Enerlan promoters, together with relevant Basque energy sector agents (Gamesa, Guascor, Naturgas,Cegasa, Tecnalia, IK4, and Cluster Energía), drive the conversion of Enerlan into CIC energiGUNE, the 7th Basque Centre for collaborative research, to be focused on alternative energy research • 4 initial priority lines of research are defined for CIC energiGUNE: Electric energy storage, Thermal energy storage, Marine technologies and Biofuels 2008.

Project launch and identification of strategic research lines • Jesús María Goiri and José Castellanos join CIC energiGUNE • CIC energiGUNE’s current 2 strategic research areas are defined:  Electric energy storage (EES)  Thermal energy storage (TES) 2009. Operating model definition and talent search • CIC energiGUNE’s operative model is defined in detail, differentiating the Physical and the Extended CIC • Configuration of scientific committees • Main focus on local and international talent search 2011. CIC energiGUNE opening and research activities kick off • Opening of the Physical CIC energiGUNE in June • Talent search continues.

CIC energiGUNE reaches 25 researchers at the end of the year • Research activities draw first results: first patent, FP7 pre-proposals with good appraisals • €19m invested between 2008 and 2011 to launch CIC energiGUNE (infrastructures, research assets and project start up phase expenses) 2010. Talent search reinforcement and CIC building delivery • Scientific directors join CICenergiGUNE • Talent search continues. CIC energiGUNE reaches 17 researchers at the end of the year • CIC’s building is delivered and laboratories set-up works and equipment investments start 2012. Research speeds up, new research lines launched and Extended CIC kick off Late 90s and first half of 00s.

Growth of research in energy and creation of Enerlan • Hype of energy challenges drives a growing interest and investment in energy research in the Basque Country • Enerlan, is founded in 1996 with the support of the Industry Dep. of the Basque Government, EVE, DFA, Iberdrola, MCC, Sener and Idom, with the corporate purpose of promoting and conducting R&D activities in the field of energy technologies. From 1997, the Energy unit of Ikerlan (IK4) moves to Enerlan’s premises and leads its research activities in the fields of alternative generation systems and combustion and thermal systems

CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 4 1. CIC energiGUNE’s starting context, challenges and opportunities CIC energiGUNE’s current situation The centre has oriented its internal scientific activity to basic research in energy materials for electric energy storage and thermal energy storage applications. A strong research team is being hired and state of the art facilities are being acquired, (35 staff and €19m investment by 2012), leading to a robust starting research model CIC energiGUNE 2012 research focus areas, team and resources Na-based Research focus Team Facilities and resources Electric energy storage Thermal energy storage Li-based Solid Electrolytes Capacitors Computational studies Structure surf.

and analysis Prototyping & industrial dev. Materials for sensible heat storage Materials for latent heat storage Materials for thermo-chemical heat storage Modelling and simulation DeCo 20 researchers 3 PhDs (T. Rojo) 6 researchers 1 PhD (director TBH) Scientific commitee Scientific committee 4 Platform managers & technicians Batteries & Supercaps Synthesis lab Research platforms Surface Analysis Unit EM platform X ray diffraction platform PPML platform NMR platform Thermal char. platform Other commonm labs Characterisation lab.

Systems integration lab Dry and Clean rooms Testing labs Thermal Energy Synthesis lab 5 Support and admin staff Flexible building with space for 110 people in current configuration Design concepts, testing, transfer to identified applications Note: Staff figures as of May 2012 €19m investment (€8m in equipment, €8m in building and €3m in general expenses) 35 staff (31 with employment contract, 4 PhDs)

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 5 1. CIC energiGUNE’s starting context, challenges and opportunities Basque energy research framework Energy is a strategic focus market in Basque R&D strategies(1) and energy storage a central enabling technology expected to play a central role in the development of new energy application based industries.

In the strategy, CIC energiGUNE is to become an international research excellence centre to boost and coordinate efforts in the area energiBasque Storage Mission & Objectives energiBasque Storage Priority technology areas Generate capacities and high level knowledge to allow Basque companies to incorporate these technologies in applications with strong future potential Develop a reference technology positioning in storage, generating new tech capacities and consolidating the existing ones Incorporate storage technologies to specific applications with strong future potential 1. Research in storage technologies • Focus on batteries based on Li, Na, Mg, Redox and on Supercapacitors • Priority research in new materials and low cost processes, renewable materials, battery life, energy density, nanotech and simulation and modelisation tools 2.

Development of lithium-ion and PEMFC and SOFC fuel cell batteries • Lithium-ion components, modules and battery packs • Fuel cell batteries membranes, components and manufacturing technologies 3. Incorporation of technologies to specific applications • Protection, control and communication application for storage devices • Power supply applications • Transport applications • Low power applications based on fuel batteries 62 200 50 100 150 200 250 2008 2010 2012E 2015E Storage objective: To grow storage related Basque industry to €200m turnover by 2015 Storage tech. companies Final users interested in tech.

Energy and electronic systems builders Research and Technology centres CIC energiGUNE related areas/activities in darker green 138 149 180 217 35 38 43 52 15 17 18 32 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 2008 2010 2012E 2015E energiBasque objective: To increase Basque R&D investment in energy up to €300m by 2015 188 203 244 300 CAGR(2) ‘10-’15 €m R&D 9,9% 13,5% 6,5% 7,8% Companies Basque Admin. Other Admin. PCTI Focus markets and cross capacities AGEING TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY DIGITAL WORLD ENERGY SCIENCE INDUSTRY PCTI 2015 and energiBasque detail strategy in Energy storage (1) PCTI 2015 as general R&D framework strategy, 3E2020 and energiBasque as energy related strategies (2) CAGR: Compound annual growth rate Source: PCTI 2015, energiBasque

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 6 1. CIC energiGUNE’s starting context, challenges and opportunities Challenges and opportunities for CIC energiGUNE Considering general research dynamics, the Basque energy research bid and CIC’s configuration stage, 6 strategic challenges have been identified to be addressed through the 2016 Strategy • Secure an stable financing baseline and overall framework (adapted to expected evolution over time) to support CIC energiGUNE’s current and future positioning • Continue addressing scientific leadership related issues and fill research group vacancies (scientific direction, group leaders, postdocs, PhDs) to build a strong, balanced and lasting research team structure • Gain speed in research execution and seek excellent results under international standards (breakthroughs) • Further develop research specialization, leading the identification of more specific research niches related to industry to concentrate CIC energiGUNE’s research efforts • Reinforce outreach activities as research produces results • Intensify market oriented activities across the centre (involvement of all layers of the research body in market proximity activities) and use local stakeholder inputs for alignment of research vision (link to research concretion) • Definition of Extended CIC model (through shared agreement with GoVa and EVE), communication to key extended stakeholders and operative development of CIC’s role in it • Increase industry confidence (close relationship, advisory role, confidentiality, etc.) in CIC as strategic partner for long term research • Secure greater patronage implication on CIC’s activities • Develop balanced internal capabilities to support all CIC’s functions and responsibilities • Solve organizational inefficiencies related to set up process • Complete the definition of CIC energiGUNE’s position in Basic – Oriented – Applied research value chain and clearly implement and communicate it: internally at all research levels (objectives, expectations, performance/success measurement) and externally to other agents (industry and research) • Establish easy-to-access translation/cooperation channels at different levels (research projects, technology transfer vehicles, outreach, training …) CIC energiGUNE’s strategic challenges Financial structure reinforcement to attain critical mass Full development of research teams structure Excellence in scientific research and specific niches definition relevant to industry Full integration in energy and research environment and development of value proposition for the local market Full internal organization deployment Oriented basic research value proposal and translation means implementation and communication

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 7 1. CIC energiGUNE’s starting context, challenges and opportunities Summary of messages CIC energiGUNE enters the highly competitive energy research activity with the ambition to excel. Leaning on support and commitment of Basque institutions, the centre has completed its set up process and faces challenges associated to its youth and the need to generate local value International research dynamics • The increase of the speed of development in the business domains is changing the R&D traditional linear and isolated process.

Research agents need to adjust their business models to globalisation, increasing competition for talent and new knowledge generation and transfer dynamics • In this environment, some international research institutions stand out obtaining relevant scientific production and high impact transfer. They have in common strong public support, employment attractiveness, high performance standards and tech transfer oriented resources, among others • 6 key research success factors have been identified through the analysis of reference centres’ business models: securement of public support and financing, development of a unique identity, measurable contribution to local economy, balancing of international and local talent, brand building through research excellence, and knowledge transfer capabilities and processes.

The balancing and adaptation of these factors to specific local realities can determine the excellence and value generation potential of new research projects Basque energy research framework • The Basque Country wants to position itself as a reference Knowledge Economy. The Basque 2015 Science, Technology and Innovation Plan (PCTI) aims at raising R&D expense up to 3% GDP by 2015, equivalent to €2.400m. The Energy Sector and the Science Industry are to play a key role • Following this line, the Basque Energy Strategy towards 2020 (3E2020) promotes 8 strategic research and industrial development areas (energiBasque) as answer to its energetic challenges.

Energy specific R&D research is expected to grow from €200m in 2010 to €300m in 2015 • Storage is an enabling technology in energiBasque that is expected to play a central role in the development of new energy application based industries. In the strategy, CIC energiGUNE is to become an international research excellence centre to boost and coordinate the efforts in the area, and contribute to PCTI and 3E2020 objectives CIC energiGUNE’s current situation • CIC energiGUNE faces its strategy definition at the end of its set up process as it starts formal research. The set up process has been demanding due to high competitiveness in the storage research niche, leaving CIC to face the consolidation of its project in challenging economic environment • The centre has oriented its internal scientific activity to basic research in energy materials for electric energy storage and thermal energy storage applications.

A strong research team is being hired and state of the art facilities are being acquired, reaching 35 staff and €19m investment by 2012 • CIC energiGUNE’s current research model is robust on its definition, having a window of opportunity to consolidate as a translation oriented high impact centre. However, it faces various challenges related to its speed up process Challenges and opportunities for CIC energiGUNE • Considering general research dynamics, the Basque energy research bid and CIC’s configuration stage, 6 strategic challenges have been identified to be addressed through the 2016 strategy:  Excellence in scientific research and specific niches definition relevant to industry  Oriented basic research value proposal and translation means implementation and communication  Full development of research teams structure  Financial structure reinforcement to attain critical mass  Full integration in energy and research environment and development of value proposition for the local market  Full internal organization deployment Note: Details and back up for above messages is provided in the full Strategic Plan.

The Summary documents presents a selection of conducted analysis and main conclussions

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 8 1. CIC energiGUNE’s starting context, challenges and opportunities 2. 2016 Strategy CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy Index

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 9 2. 2016 Strategy Mission, Vision and strategy guiding principles CIC energiGUNE is to lead the Basque research and technology strategy in Energy Related Storage Materials with the purpose of becoming a top 5 research centre in Europe and a valuable ally for the Basque industry.

The centre will lean on its core principles to achieve its vision 2016 VISION: Become a top 5 research centre in Europe in CIC focus areas and the leader of collective energy storage R&D effort in the Basque Country, generating measurable impact for Industry MISSION: Play a leading role on the international scientific stage focused on basic research in energy related materials oriented to storage applications, contributing to industrial competitiveness of Basque businesses, through: • Excellent and breakthrough research • Transfer of technology and knowledge to local industry • Coordination of Basque technology and research efforts (in energy storage) Focus and direction Concentration of research activity in materials science for energy storage, following stable and shared long term vision and research plans High standards In research, in talent attraction, in facilities development, in management Appeal and life project Challenging and motivating career opportunities with strong appeal for committed senior and young talent, in a supportive working environment Cooperation and openness Fluent interaction and deep collaboration with local and international research community Local measurable value Commitment with Basque Country, aligning efforts with local stakeholders’ needs and promoting the development of industrial activities STRATEGY ORIENTING PRINCIPLES

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 10 2. 2016 Strategy Research focus CIC will concentrate its efforts in its current energy storage research areas throughout the present strategic process. The centre’s quest for excellence and impact requires focus and leads to holding up new research areas consideration for the medium term, once CIC is fully consolidated CIC energiGUNE’s long term research goals and general focus areas EES. Electric energy storage(1) (bateries and supercaps) 1-2 years 3-6 years TES. Thermal energy storage(1) Near term • Identify key research directions • Build a world class research team • Set up a cutting-edge facility • Start research lines and develop key battery and capacitor components Medium term • Establish a strong IP portfolio (patents) in key areas • Commercialize a technology through licensing or joint venture • Establish CIC’s position in ES research with high quality publications Long term • Lead breakthroughs in advanced energy storage technologies • Become a centre with integrated science and engineering capabilities 7-10 years New research areas(2) Research goals Research areas 2016 Strategy horizon: Top 5 research centre in Europe in CIC current focus areas and leader of collective energy storage R&D effort in the Basque Country, generating measurable impact for Industry (1) EES and TES research strategy has been defined by CIC research Direction (with the support of Scientific Committees) and is covered in separate documents (2) Proactive search for new research areas will not be a priority in the present 2016 Strategy.

However, scientific breakthroughs , the evolution of current research areas and other events may lead to the consideration of new research areas by the end of the strategic period

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 11 2. 2016 Strategy Research focus – EES EES has already established the nucleus of its research team and has defined its 7 main research topics for the period: Cross functional research in Solid electrolytes, Structure surface analysis and Computational studies, Systems-oriented research in Na-based, Li-based and Capacitors, and Prototyping & industrial development in the Industry and transfer domain EES 2012-2016 research focus Cross Functional Solid electrolyte Computational studies Structure surf. and analysis Systems Oriented Na-based Li-based Capacitors Future Groups Industry and Tech.

Transfer Prototyping & industrial dev. EES open research lines 4 7 3 14 9 7 8 6 24 6 EES future group dimension and areas of knowledge and specialization (2014) Li-ion Li-S Na-ion / air Ceram. Electrolytes Polymer. Electrolytes Capacitors Industrial Projects Cathode: high capacity (fluorides, oxides), high voltage (Co and Ni phosphate, LMNO) to improve energy Anode: high capacity (alloys, oxides), stable solid-electrolyte interface Electrolyte: high voltage, ionic liquid, polymer and inorganic electrolyte to improve safety Separator: ceramic, self shutdown to improve safety and reduce cost Interface study: SEI analysis & in-situ observation to improve cycle life Advance modeling: material design, kinetics, failure mechanism Applications: PHEV, EV, distributed power storage, grid regulation.

Solid electrolyte batteries: -enough conductivity? -temperature range? -easy for manufacturing? Non-insertion electrodes: -high energy density? -short cycle life? -low power capability? -narrow temperature range? Li-air and Li-S: -practical energy density? -short cycle life?

-slow kinetics & low power capability? Organic batteries: -low volumetric energy density? -poor thermal stability? -poor chemical stability? Li-based Batteries: Research Needs and Directions Research Needs Future Directions? EES Scientific committee John Kilner Imre Gyuk Ander Laresgoiti Expected staff in ‘14 Jean Marie Tarascón Hisashi Tsukamoto Steven Visco

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 12 2. 2016 Strategy Research focus – TES TES is building its team and will continue consolidating in the period.

So far, 5 research topics are defined: Cross functional research in Materials for sensible heat, Materials for latent heat storage and Materials for thermo- chemical storage, Systems research in Modelling and simulation and Design concepts, testing and transfer to applications in the Industry and transfer domain Systems Oriented Industry and Tech. Transfer Modelling and simulation TES 2012-2016 research focus Cross Functional Materials for latent heat storage Materials for thermo-chemical heat storage Materials for sensible heat storage Design concepts, testing Transfer to identified applications TES open research lines 5 13 7 TES future group dimension and areas of knowledge and specialization (2014) Latent heat storage using metallic phase change materials Sensible heat storage based on liquid salts.

SLAGS Seasonal storage (SAM.SAA EU project) 8 (1) (1) (1) At the beginning it will be just one group that could be split depending on the evolution of the research lines involved New salts: -non-corrosive -with more extensive thermal stability -cheap production Latent heat utilization: -latent heat grater than 100kWh/m3 -wide temperature range -thermal exchange ease Chemical energy utilization: -stability and reversibility -high reaction heat -kinetic control capacity Candidate materials: -euthectic metal and non metal alloys -oxide red-ox reactions -hydration New materials to replace (medium and long term) currently used molten salts storage (Na-based, K- based) New materials conditions: -thermal stability and very long term reversibility -high storage capacity (sensible, latent or chemical) -high thermal conductivity or conductivity increasing potential -abundant materials, non- toxic and low price -storage temperature ranges adapted to specific applications (seasonal, solar plants, etc.) High & Medium Temp.

Thermal Energy Storage Research Needs Future Directions? Scientific committee Michael Epstein Greg Glatzmaier Rainer Tamme Manuel Tello Eduardo Zarza Expected staff in ‘14

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 13 2. 2016 Strategy Strategic objectives and lines of action To pursue its 2016 Vision, CIC defines 6 strategic objectives and 15 lines of action below them The key objectives are achievement of excellence in research and generation of impact through technology transfer, as differentiating core characteristics of a CIC centre CIC energiGUNE’s strategic objectives and lines of action To become a top 5 research centre in Europe in CIC focus areas generating measurable impact for the Industry and the Basque Country A.

Talented, committed and well- balanced team A.1 Promote attractive, motivating and challenging career opportunities A.2 Create a supportive working environment A.3 Attract and retain talented researchers A.4 Develop high potential young talent B. Efficient operative model and financial stability B.1 Strengthen Patronage collaboration in CIC activities B.2 Secure diversified and stable financing C. Excellence oriented research centre C.1 Maintain long term orientation and focus C.2 Secure high standards research C.3 Develop knowledge management D. Value added collaborations and scientific recognition D.1 Secure first level collaborations D.2 Reinforce scientific outreach E.

Impact through technology transfer E.1 Strengthen CIC’s technology transfer to Industry E.2 Build confidence-based, secure and long term relationship with Basque Industry E.3 Communicate with society and promote interest in science F. Effective coordination of Basque energy storage research and tech. efforts F.1 Implement the Basque energy storage research coordination and dynamisation model Appeal and life project High standards Focus and direction Cooperation and openness Local measurable value People, knowledge and internal processes Partners and “clients” PEOPLE CORP. DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS INDUSTRY BASQUE RESEARCH NETWORK

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 14 2. 2016 Strategy Stakeholders and Extended CIC Defined Strategy addresses CIC’s main stakeholder groups and seeks to implement customised strong value proposals for all of them: internal, Extended CIC and external (both local and international) CIC energiGUNE’s value proposal to key stakeholders in 2016 Strategy Win-win and deep collaboration opportunities with an international research centre of excellence in EES and TES fields Joint provision of high level education and training and offering of top research career opportunities Leadership and support of Basque Science, Technology, and Innovation Network’s efforts in energy storage, favouring synergies, joint work and general capacitation of the R&T value chain Promotion of Basque industry competiveness through education and training, world class research, coordination of R&T efforts and promotion of energy applications based industry Researchers… Appealing and challenging scientific project Patronage… Close collaboration opportunities with a centre at the forefront of science Several means of knowledge and technology transfer for long term energy storage applications with high business potential Extended CIC domain

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 15 2. 2016 Strategy Stakeholders and Extended CIC CIC counts on “Extended stakeholders” to fulfil its Vision and considers their objectives and needs as central elements of its Strategy. Following in-house research focus, the centre will lead Extended CIC relationship and coordination model that will comprise Basque efforts in research and technology around Energy Storage • GoVa Technology Directorate and EVE have led energiBasque definition as the common technology and industrial strategy • EVE and CIC energiGUNE will share coordination responsibilities of research related to energiBasque strategic areas (CIC in Energy Storage research and EVE in other areas) • GoVa Technology Directorate will be responsible of strategic research funds allocation, with CIC and EVE advise and collaboration as coordinators of research areas • Extended CIC is comprised of all agents involved in energy storage research in the Basque Country, as well as other research institutions and companies • Extended CIC is a shared role of all local agents, who are equally responsible of roles and objectives definition, with coordination responsibilities placed on CIC energiGUNE • CIC energiGUNE will lean on its research centre capabilities and resources (facilities, networks, talent, corporate development functions, relationships, …) to fulfil its coordination responsibilities and to advise Extended CIC members and energiBasque leaders energiBasque research management responsibilities Extended CIC coordination model reach and preliminary activities

© CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 16 2. 2016 Strategy Summary of messages CIC energiGUNE wants to lead Basque research and technology strategy in Energy Storage Materials and become an international research centre of excellence by 2016. It has defined 6 strategic objectives to pursue this vision Mission, Vision and strategy guiding principles • CIC energiGUNE is to lead the Basque research and technology strategy in Energy Related Storage Materials with the purpose of becoming a top 5 research centre in Europe and a valuable ally for the Basque industry • CIC will lean on its core principles to achieve its vision: clear focus and direction, high standards in all activities, strong appeal for researchers, cooperation with local and international stakeholders and measurable local value delivery Strategic objectives and lines of action • To pursue its 2016 Vision, CIC defines 6 strategic objectives and 15 lines of action to develop them: A.PEOPLE: CIC wants to secure a talented, committed and well-balanced team through (A.1) promotion of attractive employment and career opportunities, (A.2) creation of a supportive working environment, (A.3) reinforcement of the attraction and retention of researchers and (A.4) contribution to development of local young talent B.CORP.

DEVELOMENT: The centre’s operative model is to be optimised by (B.1) strengthening collaboration with Patronage and by (B.2) seeking a diversified and stable financing baseline C.RESEARCH: Excellence in all CIC activities will be pursued through (C.1) long term orientation and focus effort, (C.2) high standards in research and (C.3) development of knowledge management in the organisation D.COLLABORATIONS: Value added collaborations and scientific recognition are to be achieved through (D.1) deep long term relationships with first level scientific partners and by (D.2) reinforcing outreach E.INDUSTRY: To generate impact through technology transfer CIC will further (E.1) strengthen its technology transfer processes and resources, (E.2) build confidence and long term relationships with Basque industry and (E.3) communicate effectively with Society F.

BASQUE RESEARCH NETWORK: CIC will coordinate Basque energy storage research and tech. efforts on the basis of the (F.1) implementation of the Basque energy storage research coordination and dynamisation model Research focus areas • CIC will concentrate its efforts in its current energy storage research areas throughout the present strategic process. The centre’s quest for excellence and impact requires focus and leads to holding up new research areas consideration for the medium term  EES has already established the nucleus of its research team and has defined its 7 main research topics for the period: Cross functional research in Solid electrolytes, Structure surface analysis and Computational studies, Systems research in Na-based, Li-based and Capacitors, and Prototyping & industrial development in the Industry and transfer domain  TES is building its team and will continue consolidating in the period.

However, 5 research topics are defined: Cross functional research in Materials for sensible heat, Materials for latent heat storage and Materials for thermo-chemical storage, Systems research in Modelling and simulation and Design concepts, testing and transfer to applications in the Industry and transfer domain Strategy value proposal and Extended CIC • Defined Strategy addresses CIC’s main stakeholder groups and seeks implement customised strong value proposals for all of them: internal, Extended CIC and external (both local and international) • Extended CIC is present in all 2016 Objectives.

CIC counts on “Extended stakeholders” to fulfil its Vision and considers their objectives and needs as central elements of its Strategy • Following Physical CIC’s technology focus, the centre will lead Extended CIC relationship and coordination model (to be implemented in the strategic period) that will comprise Basque efforts in research and technology around Energy Storage Note: Details and back up for above messages is provided in the full Strategic Plan. The Summary documents presents a selection of conducted analysis and main conclussions

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