1. June 2023
Košice, May 10, 2023 – In a significant move aimed at advancing the battery industry in Slovakia, the Slovak Battery Alliance (SBaA) and the Cassovia New Industry Cluster (CNIC) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The collaborative agreement, signed during the kick-off meeting of the Expert Battery Program Academy (EBA), sets the stage for a fruitful partnership between the two entities.
The Slovak Battery Alliance, an independent association comprising legal entities, operates as an industrial cluster. Serving as a nexus between the public and private sectors, academic institutions, innovators, and financial entities, SBaA plays a pivotal role in contributing to the value chain of batteries across Europe. Recognized for its commitment to quality management, the alliance was awarded the prestigious bronze certificate by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis and has gained membership in the esteemed European Battery Alliance.
In addition to other centres, CNIC houses the Center for Green and Digital Technologies, headed by Assoc. Prof. M.Sc. Maroš Halama, PhD. Leveraging its cutting-edge facilities and expertise, CNIC is poised to spearhead technology development with a specific focus on the battery sector. By joining forces with SBaA, CNIC aims to synergize its potential with that of the alliance to foster innovation, technology transfer, and commercialization of shared scientific knowledge and intellectual property.
The collaborative efforts of the Slovak Battery Alliance and CNIC are underpinned by their shared commitment to achieving common goals. The MoU emphasizes the importance of knowledge exchange, scientific collaboration, and the nurturing of talent in battery development. Furthermore, it highlights the creation of educational programs and industrial doctorates, which will serve as catalysts for the modernization of Slovakia’s higher education system, bridging the gap between academia and industry.