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Strong visibility of the Cluster ESW at Hanover Trade Fair

At this year's Hannover Trade Fair, the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West was represented by 21 members at the Baden-Württemberg Pavilion. The cluster members took advantage of the fair to present their own innovative solutions and to network with national and international visitors and exhibitors.

Katja Gicklhorn (e-mobil BW) hält einen Vortrag auf dem Podium.
Katja Gicklhorn präsentiert den Cluster Elektromobilität Süd-West beim Pitch auf dem Single Market Stand.
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Out of 44 exhibitors at the Baden-Württemberg Pavilion in the "Energy Solutions" hall, 21 are members of the Cluster Electric Mobility South-West (Cluster ESW). In addition to innovative charging and storage solutions, the focus was on modular and recyclable battery cell systems, testing and inspection technology as well as software and drive solutions. The Cluster ESW was also represented with its own booth and provided information about current funding projects such as „QualiBattBW“ or „Agilo Drive 2“.

In the context of the cluster programme "go-Cluster", Dr Ole Janssen, Deputy Director General Innovation and Technology Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, visited the Cluster ESW and exchanged views on current cluster policy topics.


Cluster members’ meeting 

Wednesday is traditionally the cluster day at the Hannover Trade Fair. This year, the cluster members’ meeting took place in a very special form. The event focused on batteries and was supported by the CELEST research platform with a networking reception. The Minister of Economic Affairs of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut MdL,opened the event with a welcoming speech and stressed the great importance of cooperation. The focus of the event was on current developments and trends in the field of battery technology. From new materials to challenges in production to the recycling of batteries, many issues were discussed with the participants. This was followed by the opportunity to look at relevant innovations at the trade fair during a guided tour and to exchange ideas with the exhibitors. Beside research institutions as KIT and FZI, the battery recycling of  Bosch Rexroth and the cybersecurity topics in production at asvin were visited.

On Thursday, Katja Gicklhorn was pitching the activities of the Cluster ESW to an international audience at the Single Market booth as part of the European Commission's programme and exchanging ideas with other cluster managers.

The cluster management also used the fair to expand its international network. This included a meeting with the Automotive Cluster Tampere aus Finnland and a workshop with business developers from the Netherlands to discuss the European expansion of charging infrastructure for e-trucks.

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