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Battery Storage Expert Programme

Battery Storage Expert Programme

Exploit the opportunities and
lead the future of energy storage.

Battery Storage Expert Programme

Online & Face-to-Face
Duration: 17 weeks
Effort: 130 hours
4 449 €

We’re at a tipping point. Renewable energy generation and flexible consumption are poised to reshape the market. Driving this is innovation in battery storage with the flexibility to offer flexible solutions across a breadth of sectors. But to fulfil this potential and realise the promise of the €255billion opportunity that battery represents in Europe alone, we need the next-generation skills, competencies, vision and leadership to truly make change happen.

The Battery Storage Expert Programme is a game-changing learning journey. The programme addresses the critical questions that underpin the structural transformation of our energy systems. You will explore it all, from the role of batteries to their constituent parts; from the battery value chain to the integration in power applications; from the impact on the electricity market to ground-breaking business models. And you build the knowledge, the expert understanding, the technical and commercial insights and the human network to play a leading part in driving the global energy transition.

Integrating, within approximately 13 weeks,  innovative online teaching, a follow-up by topic specialist, a Capstone project and a face-to-face activity, Battery Storage Expert Programme is delivered by experts from the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem, one of Europe’s foremost authorities in sustainable energy, energy storage and business innovation.

This unique programme empowers you to:

  • Expertly situate battery storage within the route towards a zero-emission society and decentralised energy market
  • Link energy storage strategies and roadmaps to European policy
  • Master the fundamental aspects and main characteristics of current battery technologies and relate them to battery parameters
  • Compare emerging battery technologies and competing energy storage technologies identifying their strong and weak points
  • Gain deep understanding of the battery value chain and identify the main challenges at each step
  • Grasp battery life cycle assessment, recycling and second-life strategies
  • Build expert knowledge of battery management, control and modelling of battery energy storage systems
  • Summarize different applications of Battery Storage related to the electrical grid, to mobility (HEV/EVs), to industrial operations and to consumer electronics
  • Expertly assess the potential and relevant challenges of implementing new battery energy storage business models

Participants will be granted a professional certificate upon successful completion of the programme.


What will you study?

The Battery Storage Expert Programme immerses you in the transition to a sustainable energy system and low-emission society forward and what the role of batteries in this puzzle is. You will find out what electrification will mean for large sectors such as mobility, industry and the electricity system and which new business models exist to bring new opportunities. And you will acquire a comprehensive overall view across the battery energy storage value chain.

Your learning journey starts with six distinct courses that are delivered online for flexibility:

  • Course 1: Examine the challenges faced by the energy system to accommodate the upcoming changes and how batteries can promote and accelerate this transition looking into the drivers and barriers for relevant business models implementation.
  • Course 2: Discover the electrochemistry and operating principles of batteries including current, emerging and cutting-edge battery technologies.
  • Course 3: Explore the entire battery value chain, from materials to recycling, focusing on sustainable growth of the battery sector, ethical and environmental aspects.
  • Course 4: Build the knowledge and skills around power conversion systems, battery management systems, battery testing and operation simulation.
  • Course 5: Explore the benefits and challenges of battery storage applications across the electric grid, behind-the-meter, electromobility and for industrial applications.
  • Course 6: Analyse market conditions and assess how innovative new business models can fit with regulations within the EU but also on a national level.

You will also come together with your peers and expert faculty in a face-to-face activity, consolidating and deepening your knowledge and analysing business relevance. More information will be provided soon about the face-to-face activity in 2021.

How will you learn?

The programme consists of a combination of online courses, a follow-up by topic specialist, a Capstone project and a face-to-face activity, all in one package. The individual online courses start and end dates are fixed and subscribers to the programme need to follow the fixed course schedule to be able to finalise the programme. 

You can pursue the six online courses at your usual study location, at a pace and rhythm that meets your needs, while respecting certain deadlines. You will receive support and during the weeks of the courses at predefined time slots, by a topic specialist, who will be available for one hour to answer questions and give further explanations on the course content. The online course contents will remain open for the learners until one and a half months after the end date of the last online course. In-lesson quizzes serve as formative self-evaluation, and will not count towards the achievement of the course certificate. 

Final Assessments after each online course will be the basis for the evaluation of your achievements by the topic specialists and consist of multiple-choice questions and open questions. To successfully complete the programme and receive a Certificate of Achievement of EIT InnoEnergy, you need to obtain a minimum of 75% score on each Final Assessment. The submission of the Final Assessment is due at specific dates. A possibility is given to retake the Final Assessment if you do not manage to achieve the required score.   

Towards the end of the programme, you will put in practice the knowledge gained during the programme, with a Capstone project focused on specific thematic areas and with a certain level of support from a thematic advisor. Specifically, you will have in total within the project period (3 weeks) two hours coaching from the thematic advisor.

Lastly, at the end of the programme you will come together with experts and peers at an engaging face-to-face activity at a certain location. The face-to-face activity, with 2-3 days length, will help you dive deeper into certain topics appearing throughout the Programme. 

Who are the experts?


University of Hasselt
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Anna Darmani

Energy and Climate 
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Björn Jernström

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Bo Nomark

Industrial Strategy Executive
EIT InnoEnergy
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Carlos Nogueira

National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (NLEG)

Erik Svedlund

Global Marketing Manager
Electrification at Epiroc
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Fatima Montemor

Full professor and Vice President
Instituto Superior Técnico
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Fernanda Margarido

Associate professor
Instituto Superior Técnico
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Filipe Guerra

Electrical Engineer
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Francisco Diaz

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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Frank Alaerts

Managing Partner
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Grietus Mulder

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Henrique Pombeiro

Co-founder and COO
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Ivan Contreras

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Jan Verveckken

Education Business Manager
EIT InnoEnergy
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Jean-Luc Delplancke

Scientific co-worker
Université Libre de Bruxelles
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Jeroen Buscher

Product Manager Electrical Storage
VITO/ EnergyVille
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Jeroen Tant

Postdoctoral Researcher
KU Leuven/EnergyVille
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Johan Driesen

Faculty of Engineering and Science head of Subdivisie EnergyVille Electa
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Jolien Despeghel

PhD student
Electrical Engineering at KU Leuven/Energyville
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Jorge Varela Barreras

Senior researcher
Imperial College London
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Julian Jansen

Research and Analysis Manager
IHS Markit Technology
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Kristina Edström

Inorganic Chemistry at Uppsala University
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Maarten Quix

Head Process Research & Innovation
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Magnus Lindén

Senior Consultant
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Momo Safari

Associate Professor
University of Hasselt
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Oliver Koch

Managing Director and COO
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Maarten Mees

R&D team leader
Electrochemical Storage, IMEC
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Thomas Pellerin-Carlin

Research fellow
Jacques Delors Institute
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Thomas Vranken

Researcher at University
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Tomas Kåberger

Professor of Industrial Energy Policy
Chalmers University of Technology
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Victoria Flexer

Researcher at CONICET / Professor
National University of Jujuy
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Yann Laot

Director of Services, Support and Solutions
Energy Storage Solutions at SAFT
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Who will teach you?

The EIT InnoEnergy consortium is a leader in sustainable energy education and leverages the combined expertise of many of Europe’s foremost technical universities, business schools, industry experts and innovation start-ups. Your learning will be led by experts from the EIT InnoEnergy ecosystem, authorities in sustainable energy, energy storage and business innovation from the worlds of research and industry.

Is it right for you?

This blended programme has been specifically designed for experienced professionals, today’s and future strategic leaders, preparing their own and their companies’ skill-set for the energy transition.

In order to be able to follow and benefit from the course you would need to have a:

  • General understanding of the electricity system
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry and electrical systems
  • Basic understanding of electrical systems modelling


If you are interested in this course and would like more information to help you decide if it is right for you, please contact Jan Verveckken on +31 646 959 657 or via

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What is included in the bundle?

Battery Storage Expert Programme

.Online & Face-to-Face
Duration: 17 weeks
Effort: 130 hours

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