OİB (Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters’ Association, Türkiye), OSD (Automotive Manufacturers Association, Türkiye), TAYSAD (Automotive Suppliers Association, Türkiye) and OTEP (Automotive Technology Platform, Türkiye) have teamed up to organize the 8th IAEC- International Automotive Engineering Conference, IAEC’23 will be held by live attendance in Bekir Okan Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi Istanbul / Türkiye on 2nd and 3rd of November 2023 in cooperation with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).

  • Automotive Industry, as one of Türkiye’s leading industries with remarkable impact on the economy, is targeting to;
  • Develop engineering, R&D and innovation capability
  • Foster cooperation between universities and the industry,
  • Encourage the utilization of alternative resources through engineering companies at national and international level, to increase product development and innovation capability.

The educational and developmental output that run parallel to the aforementioned needs are necessary for both research and engineering teams. Based on this purpose and necessity, IAEC is planning to guide R&D and engineering output in the industry, perception management, and information-sharing.

The main theme of the conference will be latest developments in automotive industry with a focus on “Electric Vehicle & Alternative Fuel Technologies”, “Decarbonisation of Industry”, “Autonomous Vehicles”, ‘’Cyber Security & Connectivity in Automotive’’, ‘’Smart-Manufacturing Technologies’’ and “Circular Economy’’ .

Partner in the RHINOCEROS project, FORD will be presenting their work on 3 November, during the panel titled “Circular Economy”.

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ECS is pleased to return to Europe for its first biannual meeting there in over 10 years! Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, has held the #1 ranking on the Global Destination Sustainability Index since 2016. This commitment to compassionate science and a sustainable future helps make Gothenburg a very attractive destination for all attendees. As the meeting takes place at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers Hotel, participants are well positioned to enjoy the city’s many delights!

The 244th ECS Meeting brings together the most active researchers in academia, government, and industry—professionals and students—to engage, discuss, and innovate in the areas of electrochemistry and solid state science and related technologies. This is the premier destination for industry professionals to experience five days of learning, technical presentations, business development, and networking opportunities.

The event will take place between 8 and 12 October 2023.

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Meet the RHINOCEROS project at ECS 2023

On 9 October, in an additional session titled “Transforming Metal-Containing Secondary Resources into Functional Materials for Electrochemical Energy Applications”, you will have the occasion to delve deeper into GDEx  with its inventor, Dr. Xochitl Dominguez Benetton – senior scientist at VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V. (VITO). Dr. Dominguez Benetton will provide a comprehensive overview of the electrochemical reduction of gases, and present various advantages of this novel process that addresses pressing  issues, such as waste management and resource preservation.

Learn more about GDEx on the reference website and in our previously published article.

The event for circular economy innovation, bringing together all visionaries to accelerate circular transformation in our economy, will take place between 15 and 18 November 2023, in Munich, Germany.

  • Four-day flagship event on circular economy
  • Top speakers and thought leaders in circular economy
  • Five innovation and impulse areas
  • Networking and best practices
  • 2000+ participants

The CIRCULAR REPUBLIC FESTIVAL brings together the tech ecosystem with politics and corporates in an attempt to ignite collaboration and innovation.

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The 2023 edition of the Raw Materials Week takes place in Brussels, 13-17 November 2023. It will centre around the European Critical Raw Materials Act and include the 10th annual High-Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on raw materials, co-organised with Eumicon, on 15 November.

Registrations will open in September 2023.

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Previous Raw Materials Weeks

With an unprecedented success in 2022, counting on the participation of over 1500 participants, the Shifting Economy Week returns in 2023, scheduled to take place between 17 and 23 November.

Similar to the previous edition, the week will gather various stakeholders from Brussels region engaged in fostering the development of an economy capable of tackling the current environmental and social challenges.

New format, new activities expected for this third edition of the Shifting Economy Week. The event will span over five days:

  • 17/11: Entrepreneurship day – in partnership with UCM, UNIWO and BECI
  • 20/11: Retail and sustainable alimentation
  • 21/11: Circular economy
  • 22/11: Social and democratic entrepreneurship
  • 23/11: Closing

RHINOCEROS participation at Shifting Economy 2023

During the third day, dedicated to Circular economy, our project partner Watt4Ever (W4E) will organise an open-doors event providing participants with the possibility to pay a visit to their premises. The visit will be followed by a detailed presentation of the RHINOCEROS project, where W4E are conducting the EoL batteries characterisation analysis, co-planning processes for automated LIBs sorting and dismantling, and supporting the broad sustainability assessment.

Learn more about their activity within the RHINOCEROS project in the following article: Acceptance criteria and guidelines for 2nd life prone LiBs – Rhinoceros project (

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The 43rd Meeting of the Specialised Electrochemistry Group of Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) will take place in Ciudad Real (ESP) between 3 and 5 July 2023.

The RHINOCEROS project will be featured in the presentation “Transforming strategic metals from secondary resources into functional materials for electrochemical energy technologies”, delivered by the VITO’s GDEx team.

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After two successful editions, the Battery Innovation Days (BID) is back. Today’s key European Research & Innovation initiatives (Batteries EuropeBattery 2030+ and the Batteries European Partnership Association), in partnership with the Batteries 1st and 2nd IPCEIs, are co-organising a unique hybrid experience, designed to bring together numerous key players and experts from the battery field. Download our programme for more info.
This year, thanks to the Host, the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region, BID 2023 will be held in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, France. Similar to previous editions, BID 2023 offers a seamless all-in-one experience on 14 & 15 November, at the Centre de Congrès Cité Mondiale and online.

The 4th Dresden Battery Days meeting on “Steps to sustainable and circular battery value chain” will take place from September 25–27, 2023, at Fraunhofer IKTS in Dresden, Germany.

It is of utmost importance to establish solutions for sustainable battery value chain, and circular processes, digitalisation and recycling are important parts of this development. This two-day meeting will be dedicated to discussions and knowledge exchange between international electrochemical energy storage experts on this topic.

Participants are cordially invited to contribute to the discussion also with posters.

Furthermore, the symposium will be complemented by an industrial exhibition.

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Registration is possible until September 15, 2023.


Battery Recycling Conference & Expo 2023 will take place between 28 and 29 June 2023 in Frankfurt Messe.

Battery Recycling Conference & Expo 2023 is the must-attend event for battery producers, recycling companies, critical raw material suppliers, and the entire battery supply chain to come together to discover the latest innovations and solutions to create a circular economy for used batteries and help create sustainable supply chains for the future. This year’s cycle will showcase over 80 exhibitors in the free-to-attend exhibition, 100+ expert speakers at the conference and over 1,500 participants. 

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Electrical Energy Storage (EES) Conference will take place between 13-16 June 2023 in Messe München.

In accordance with the motto – Innovating energy storage, each year Europe’s largest and most international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems brings together manufacturers, distributors, project developers, system integrators, professional users and suppliers of innovative battery technologies and sustainable solutions for storing renewable energies such as green hydrogen and Power-to-Gas applications. ees Europe covers the entire value chain of innovative battery and energy storage technologies, from individual components to complete systems.

The event is accompanied by three other energy exhibitions taking place in parallel:

Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry,

Power2Drive Europe, the international exhibition for charging infrastructure and e-mobility,

EM-Power Europe, the international exhibition for energy management and integrated energy solutions.

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