CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012

CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012
CIC energiGUNE
                                                              2016 Strategy
       © CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved   Strategic Plan Summary – July 2012
2012




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




                               1. CIC energiGUNE’s starting context, challenges and
                               opportunities
                               2. 2016 Strategy




                                        © CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved   CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 2
CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012
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

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                                                      2010. Talent search reinforcement and
  Basque Country                                                                                         CIC building delivery
• Enerlan, is founded in 1996 with the support of           2008. Project launch and identification      • Scientific directors join
  the Industry Dep. of the Basque Government, EVE,          of strategic research lines                    CICenergiGUNE
  DFA, Iberdrola, MCC, Sener and Idom, with the             • Jesús María Goiri and José Castellanos     • Talent search continues. CIC
  corporate purpose of promoting and conducting
                                                                                                                                                               2012. Research
                                                              join CIC energiGUNE                          energiGUNE reaches 17
  R&D activities in the field of energy technologies.                                                                                                          speeds up, new
                                                            • CIC energiGUNE’s current 2 strategic         researchers at the end of the year                   research lines
  From 1997, the Energy unit of Ikerlan (IK4) moves
  to Enerlan’s premises and leads its research                research areas are defined:                • CIC’s building is delivered and                      launched and
  activities in the fields of alternative generation             Electric energy storage (EES)            laboratories set-up works and                    Extended CIC kick off
  systems and combustion and thermal systems                     Thermal energy storage (TES)             equipment investments start



 1996                                         2007                   2008                   2009                       2010                     2011                     2012


    2007. Formal founding of CIC energiGUNE and initial                     2009. Operating model definition and              2011. CIC energiGUNE opening and research
    ’08-’12 Strategy                                                        talent search                                     activities kick off
    • Enerlan promoters, together with relevant Basque                      • CIC energiGUNE’s operative model is             • Opening of the Physical CIC energiGUNE in June
      energy sector agents (Gamesa, Guascor,                                  defined in detail, differentiating the
                                                                                                                              • Talent search continues. CIC energiGUNE reaches
      Naturgas,Cegasa, Tecnalia, IK4, and Cluster Energía),                   Physical and the Extended CIC
                                                                                                                                25 researchers at the end of the year
      drive the conversion of Enerlan into CIC energiGUNE,                  • Configuration of scientific committees
      the 7th Basque Centre for collaborative research, to be                                                                 • Research activities draw first results: first patent,
      focused on alternative energy research                                • Main focus on local and international             FP7 pre-proposals with good appraisals
                                                                              talent search
    • 4 initial priority lines of research are defined for CIC                                                                • €19m invested between 2008 and 2011 to launch
      energiGUNE: Electric energy storage, Thermal energy                                                                       CIC energiGUNE (infrastructures, research assets
      storage, Marine technologies and Biofuels                                                                                 and project start up phase expenses)



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CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy - Strategic Plan Summary - July 2012
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

                                        Research focus                                          Team                                                                               Facilities and resources

                                                  Na-based




                                                                                                                                             Batteries & Supercaps Synthesis lab




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Systems integration lab
                                                    Li-based




                                                                                                  Scientific commitee
                                                                                     20




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PPML platform
                                                  Capacitors




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thermal char. platform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Testing labs



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EM platform
                     Electric                                                    researchers
                     energy                    Solid Electrolytes                     3
                     storage                                                        PhDs
                                         Structure surf. and analysis




                                                                                                                                                                                                            Other commonm labs




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Research platforms
                                                                                   (T. Rojo)
                                            Computational studies                                                            4




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   X ray diffraction platform
                                                                                                                          Platform




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Surface Analysis Unit
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dry and Clean rooms
                                        Prototyping & industrial dev.                                                    managers &
                                                                                                                         technicians




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NMR platform
                                     Materials for sensible heat storage




                                                                                                                                                                                          Characterisation lab.
                                                                                                                                       Thermal Energy Synthesis
                                                                                      6



                                                                                                  Scientific committee
                                       Materials for latent heat storage
                                                                                 researchers
                    Thermal          Materials for thermo-chemical heat               1




                                                                                                                                                 lab
                     energy                         storage                          PhD
                    storage
                                          Modelling and simulation
                                                                                   (director
                                     Design concepts, testing, transfer to           TBH)
                                            identified applications

                                                                                                   5                                   Flexible building with space for 110
                                             DeCo                                                                                        people in current configuration
                                                                                      Support and admin staff


                                                                                               35 staff                                                                             €19m investment
                                                                                   (31 with employment contract,                       (€8m in equipment, €8m in building
                                                                                              4 PhDs)                                     and €3m in general expenses)
Note: Staff figures as of May 2012
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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

 PCTI 2015 and energiBasque detail strategy in Energy storage                                                                                              CIC energiGUNE related areas/activities in darker green


   PCTI Focus markets and cross
            capacities                               energiBasque Storage Mission & Objectives                                 energiBasque Storage Priority technology areas

                                                                                                               1. Research in storage technologies
                                               Generate                       Develop a reference                 • Focus on batteries based on Li, Na, Mg, Redox and on Supercapacitors
                                               capacities and                 technology positioning              • Priority research in new materials and low cost processes, renewable
                                               high level                     in storage, generating                materials, battery life, energy density, nanotech and simulation and
           AGEING                   DIGITAL
                                               knowledge to                   new tech capacities and               modelisation tools
                                    WORLD

                                               allow Basque                   consolidating the
                     SCIENCE                                                                                   2. Development of lithium-ion and PEMFC and SOFC fuel cell batteries
                    INDUSTRY
                                               companies to                   existing ones
                                                                                                                  • Lithium-ion components, modules and battery packs
                           TRANSPORT           incorporate these                                                  • Fuel cell batteries membranes, components and manufacturing technologies
                              AND

        ENERGY
                            MOBILITY           technologies in
                                               applications with              Incorporate storage              3. Incorporation of technologies to specific applications
                                                                              technologies to specific            • Protection, control and communication application for storage devices
                                               strong future
                                                                              applications with strong            • Power supply applications
                                               potential                                                          • Transport applications
                                                                              future potential
                                                                                                                  • Low power applications based on fuel batteries

 energiBasque objective: To increase Basque R&D investment in energy up to €300m by 2015                       Storage objective: To grow storage related Basque industry to €200m turnover by 2015
                                                                                           CAGR(2)   ‘10-’15
€m R&D 350                                                                                                        250
                                                                                    300        9,9%                                     Storage      Final users interested in tech.
         300                                                                                                                             tech.                                               200
                                                                    Other Admin.    32        13,5%               200                  companies
                                                              244        Basque
         250                                                                        52         6,5%
                                              203             18         Admin.                                                                       Energy and electronic systems
                           188                                                                                    150                                           builders
         200                                  17              43
                               15
                                              38
         150                   35
                                                                                                                  100
                                                                      Companies     217        7,8%                            62                   Research and Technology centres
         100                                                  180
                           138                149                                                                  50
           50

            0                                                                                                       0
                          2008                2010           2012E                 2015E                                      2008                 2010                2012E               2015E
 (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
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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

CIC energiGUNE’s strategic challenges

                                       • Gain speed in research execution and seek excellent results under international standards (breakthroughs)
 Excellence in scientific research
                                       • Further develop research specialization, leading the identification of more specific research niches related to industry
  and specific niches definition
       relevant to industry              to concentrate CIC energiGUNE’s research efforts
                                       • Reinforce outreach activities as research produces results

                                       • Complete the definition of CIC energiGUNE’s position in Basic – Oriented – Applied research value chain and clearly
  Oriented basic research value          implement and communicate it: internally at all research levels (objectives, expectations, performance/success
 proposal and translation means          measurement) and externally to other agents (industry and research)
      implementation and
        communication                  • Establish easy-to-access translation/cooperation channels at different levels (research projects, technology transfer
                                         vehicles, outreach, training …)

  Full development of research         • Continue addressing scientific leadership related issues and fill research group vacancies (scientific direction, group
         teams structure                 leaders, postdocs, PhDs) to build a strong, balanced and lasting research team structure

        Financial structure
                                       • Secure an stable financing baseline and overall framework (adapted to expected evolution over time) to support CIC
  reinforcement to attain critical
              mass                       energiGUNE’s current and future positioning

                                       • 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)
  Full integration in energy and
   research environment and            • Definition of Extended CIC model (through shared agreement with GoVa and EVE), communication to key extended
       development of value              stakeholders and operative development of CIC’s role in it
     proposition for the local         • Increase industry confidence (close relationship, advisory role, confidentiality, etc.) in CIC as strategic partner for
              market
                                         long term research
                                       • Secure greater patronage implication on CIC’s activities

    Full internal organization         • Develop balanced internal capabilities to support all CIC’s functions and responsibilities
            deployment                 • Solve organizational inefficiencies related to set up process



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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

                         • 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
   International
                           common strong public support, employment attractiveness, high performance standards and tech transfer oriented resources, among others
     research
     dynamics            • 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

                         • 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
  Basque energy          • Following this line, the Basque Energy Strategy towards 2020 (3E2020) promotes 8 strategic research and industrial development areas (energiBasque)
     research              as answer to its energetic challenges. Energy specific R&D research is expected to grow from €200m in 2010 to €300m in 2015
   framework             • 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 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
       CIC
                         • The centre has oriented its internal scientific activity to basic research in energy materials for electric energy storage and thermal energy storage
  energiGUNE’s
                           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
 current situation
                         • 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

                         • 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
  Challenges and
   opportunities            Oriented basic research value proposal and translation means implementation and communication
     for CIC                Full development of research teams structure
   energiGUNE               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
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CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy
Index




                               1. CIC energiGUNE’s starting context, challenges and
                               opportunities
                               2. 2016 Strategy




                                        © CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved   CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 8
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

                           MISSION:
                           Play a leading role on the international
                           scientific stage focused on basic research in
                           energy related materials oriented to storage                                             2016 VISION:
                           applications, contributing to industrial                                                 Become a top 5 research centre in Europe in
                           competitiveness of Basque businesses,                                                    CIC focus areas and the leader of collective
                           through:                                                                                 energy storage R&D effort in the Basque
                           • Excellent and breakthrough research                                                    Country, generating measurable impact for
                           • Transfer of technology and knowledge to                                                Industry
                             local industry
                           • Coordination of Basque technology and
                             research efforts (in energy storage)




      Focus and direction                   High standards                  Appeal and life project               Cooperation and           Local measurable value
   Concentration of research             In research, in talent            Challenging and motivating                openness              Commitment with Basque
  activity in materials science          attraction, in facilities          career opportunities with          Fluent interaction and       Country, aligning efforts
       for energy storage,                  development, in                     strong appeal for             deep collaboration with       with local stakeholders’
  following stable and shared                management                      committed senior and              local and international     needs and promoting the
      long term vision and                                                      young talent, in a              research community         development of industrial
         research plans                                                        supportive working                                                   activities
                                                                                   environment

                                                                 STRATEGY ORIENTING PRINCIPLES




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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



                                                      1-2                                                          3-6                                                             7-10
                                                     years                                                        years                                                            years



                            Near term                                                    Medium term                                                      Long term
                            • Identify key research directions                           • Establish a strong IP portfolio                                • Lead breakthroughs in advanced
                            • Build a world class research team                            (patents) in key areas                                           energy storage technologies
   Research                 • Set up a cutting-edge facility                             • Commercialize a technology                                     • Become a centre with integrated
    goals
                                                                                           through licensing or joint venture                               science and engineering
                            • Start research lines and develop                                                                                              capabilities
                              key battery and capacitor                                  • Establish CIC’s position in ES
                              components                                                   research with high quality
                                                                                           publications


                                                                         EES. Electric energy storage(1) (bateries and supercaps)


   Research
    areas                                                                                   TES. Thermal energy storage(1)


                                                                                         2016 Strategy horizon: Top 5 research centre in
                                                                                         Europe in CIC current focus areas and leader of                          New research areas(2)
                                                                                           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
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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

           Li-based Batteries: Research Needs and Directions                             EES future group dimension and areas of knowledge and specialization (2014)

 Research Needs                   Future Directions?                                   Cross Functional                   Systems Oriented             Industry and Tech.
 Solid electrolyte batteries:     Cathode: high capacity (fluorides,                                                                                        Transfer
                                                                                    Structure surf. and
   -enough conductivity?          oxides), high voltage (Co and Ni                        analysis          4                Na-based     9               Prototyping &
   -temperature range?            phosphate, LMNO) to improve                                                                                             industrial dev. 6
   -easy for manufacturing?       energy                                              Solid electrolyte     7                 Li-based
                                                                                                                                          8
 Non-insertion electrodes:        Anode: high capacity (alloys, oxides),              Computational
                                  stable solid-electrolyte interface                     studies            3                Capacitors   7
  -high energy density?
  -short cycle life?         Electrolyte: high voltage, ionic liquid,                 Future Groups
  -low power capability?     polymer and inorganic electrolyte to
  -narrow temperature range? improve safety                                                                     14                            24                                6
                                                                                                                                                        Expected staff in ‘14
 Li-air and Li-S:                 Separator: ceramic, self shutdown to
                                  improve safety and reduce cost                                                         EES open research lines
   -practical energy density?
   -short cycle life?             Interface study: SEI analysis & in-situ                          Li-ion
   -slow kinetics & low power     observation to improve cycle life
   capability?                                                                                     Li-S
                                Advance modeling: material design,
 Organic batteries:             kinetics, failure mechanism                                        Capacitors
  -low volumetric energy density?
                                Applications: PHEV, EV, distributed
  -poor thermal stability?                                                                         Na-ion / air
                                power storage, grid regulation.
  -poor chemical stability?
                                                                                                   Polymer. Electrolytes
                         EES Scientific committee
                                                                                                   Ceram. Electrolytes
     John Kilner                       Jean Marie Tarascón
                                                                                                   Industrial Projects
     Imre Gyuk                         Hisashi Tsukamoto
     Ander Laresgoiti                  Steven Visco


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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
TES 2012-2016 research focus

                High & Medium Temp. Thermal Energy Storage                                                          TES future group dimension and areas of knowledge and specialization (2014)

  Research Needs                                Future Directions?                                               Cross Functional                  Systems Oriented              Industry and Tech.
  New materials to replace                      New salts:                                                                                                                            Transfer
                                                                                                                                       (1)
  (medium and long term)                         -non-corrosive                                                     Materials for
                                                                                                                    sensible heat
  currently used molten salts                    -with more extensive thermal                                         storage                                                                         (1)
                                                                                                                                                                                   Design concepts,
  storage (Na-based, K- based)                   stability                                                                                                                              testing
                                                                                                                                                       Modelling and
                                                 -cheap production                                              Materials for latent                    simulation
                                                                                                                                                                                     Transfer to
  New materials conditions:                                                                                                                                                           identified
                                                                                                                  heat storage
                                                Latent heat utilization:                                                                                                             applications
    -thermal stability and very                   -latent heat grater than                                                             8
                                                                                                                                                                                                      7
    long term reversibility                       100kWh/m3                                                         Materials for
                                                                                                                  thermo-chemical
    -high storage capacity                        -wide temperature range                                           heat storage  5
    (sensible, latent or chemical)                -thermal exchange ease                                                                   13
    -high thermal conductivity or               Chemical energy utilization:                                                                                                       Expected staff in ‘14
    conductivity increasing                      -stability and reversibility                                                                     TES open research lines
    potential                                    -high reaction heat
    -abundant materials, non-                    -kinetic control capacity
    toxic and low price                                                                                                        Latent heat storage using metallic phase change materials
                                                Candidate materials:
    -storage temperature ranges                  -euthectic metal and non                                                      Sensible heat storage based on liquid salts.
    adapted to specific                          metal alloys
    applications (seasonal, solar                -oxide red-ox reactions                                                       Seasonal storage (SAM.SAA EU project)
    plants, etc.)                                -hydration
                                                                                                                               SLAGS
                                  Scientific committee

         Michael Epstein                               Manuel Tello
         Greg Glatzmaier                               Eduardo Zarza
         Rainer Tamme


(1) At the beginning it will be just one group that could be split depending on the evolution of the research lines involved
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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

                             People, knowledge and internal processes                                            Partners and “clients”

                                                                                                   COLLABORATIONS
PEOPLE                                                                                             D. Value added collaborations and
A. Talented, committed and well-                                                                   scientific recognition
balanced team                                          RESEARCH
                                                                                                   D.1 Secure first level collaborations
                                                        C. Excellence oriented                     D.2 Reinforce scientific outreach
A.1 Promote attractive, motivating and
    challenging career opportunities                    research centre
                                                                                                   INDUSTRY
A.2 Create a supportive working                                                                    E. Impact through technology
    environment
                                                                                                   transfer                                          To become a top 5
A.3 Attract and retain talented                         C.1 Maintain long term                                                                        research centre in
    researchers                                             orientation and focus                  E.1 Strengthen CIC’s technology
                                                                                                       transfer to Industry
                                                                                                                                                        Europe in CIC
A.4 Develop high potential young                        C.2 Secure high standards                                                                        focus areas
    talent                                                  research                               E.2 Build confidence-based, secure                    generating
                                                                                                       and long term relationship with               measurable impact
                                                        C.3 Develop knowledge
                                                                                                       Basque Industry                                 for the Industry
CORP. DEVELOPMENT
                                                            management
                                                                                                   E.3 Communicate with society and                    and the Basque
B. Efficient operative model and                                                                       promote interest in science                         Country
financial stability                                                                                BASQUE RESEARCH NETWORK
B.1 Strengthen Patronage                                                                           F. Effective coordination of Basque
    collaboration in CIC activities                                                                energy storage research and tech.
B.2 Secure diversified and stable                                                                  efforts
    financing                                                                                      F.1 Implement the Basque energy
                                                                                                       storage research coordination
                                                                                                       and dynamisation model

    Appeal and life                                                                            Cooperation and                Local measurable
                                    High standards                Focus and direction
       project                                                                                    openness                          value



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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)

                                                                                                                                 Extended CIC domain
CIC energiGUNE’s value proposal to key stakeholders in 2016 Strategy

                                                                                                          Leadership and support of Basque
                                              Win-win and deep collaboration opportunities with an             Science, Technology, and
      Joint provision of high level           international research centre of excellence in EES and        Innovation Network’s efforts in
 education and training and offering                                TES fields                           energy storage, favouring synergies,
 of top research career opportunities
                                                                                                         joint work and general capacitation
                                                                                                                of the R&T value chain




     Promotion of Basque industry
  competiveness through education and                Researchers… Appealing and challenging              Several means of knowledge and
     training, world class research,                            scientific project                       technology transfer for long term
    coordination of R&T efforts and                                                                    energy storage applications with high
 promotion of energy applications based           Patronage… Close collaboration opportunities                   business potential
                industry                             with a centre at the forefront of science


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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

  energiBasque research management responsibilities                              Extended CIC coordination model reach and preliminary activities




• GoVa Technology Directorate and EVE have led energiBasque                       • Extended CIC is comprised of all agents involved in energy storage
  definition as the common technology and industrial strategy                       research in the Basque Country, as well as other research institutions and
• EVE and CIC energiGUNE will share coordination responsibilities of                companies
  research related to energiBasque strategic areas (CIC in Energy                 • Extended CIC is a shared role of all local agents, who are equally
  Storage research and EVE in other areas)                                          responsible of roles and objectives definition, with coordination
• GoVa Technology Directorate will be responsible of strategic                      responsibilities placed on CIC energiGUNE
  research funds allocation, with CIC and EVE advise and collaboration            • CIC energiGUNE will lean on its research centre capabilities and
  as coordinators of research areas                                                 resources (facilities, networks, talent, corporate development functions,
                                                                                    relationships, …) to fulfil its coordination responsibilities and to advise
                                                                                    Extended CIC members and energiBasque leaders

                                                            © CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved               CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 15
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        • CIC energiGUNE is to lead the Basque research and technology strategy in Energy Related Storage Materials with the purpose of becoming a top 5
   and strategy            research centre in Europe and a valuable ally for the Basque industry
     guiding             • CIC will lean on its core principles to achieve its vision: clear focus and direction, high standards in all activities, strong appeal for researchers,
    principles             cooperation with local and international stakeholders and measurable local value delivery

                         • 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
  Research focus             Solid electrolytes, Structure surface analysis and Computational studies, Systems research in Na-based, Li-based and Capacitors, and Prototyping &
      areas                  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

                         • 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
     Strategic
                           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
  objectives and
                              (C.3) development of knowledge management in the organisation
  lines of action
                           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

                         • 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)
  Strategy value
  proposal and           • Extended CIC is present in all 2016 Objectives. CIC counts on “Extended stakeholders” to fulfil its Vision and considers their objectives and needs as
  Extended CIC             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
                                                                                 © CIC energiGUNE. 2012 All rights reserved                                   CIC energiGUNE 2016 Strategy. Sumary – p. 16
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