The North East is emerging as the battery hub of the UK. To support the growth of the hub, we are building an ecosystem to support the battery makers ambitions and unique requirements.
This cluster, along with the Nissan car plant that is producing electric vehicles, is quite unique and an amazing opportunity for the region.
To support the battery cluster, we need to develop an ecosystem that supports the battery makers ambitions and unique requirements.
This ecosystem will comprise suppliers, skills, research, business support and more. Newcastle University has an established relationship with the existing battery plant in Sunderland. Last year, along with Durham and Northumbria universities, we also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Britishvolt to provide support in education and R&D to enhance innovation.
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