It was all systems go this morning at our offices on the morning of 29 November as we held our second and final Participant Forum for 2021.
Conducted online, the packed program included 19 speakers from across research, industry and government with key themes of how the FBICRC is delivering its initial research portfolio, a sustainable battery value chain and future opportunities.
Outgoing CEO Stedman Ellis hosted the day’s events and our participants from across the country had the opportunity to hear from incoming CEO Shannon O’Rourke O’Rourke as he prepares to take up his new role from December 1.
In his opening remarks for session three’s “Future Opportunities” discussion, Board member Bruce Godfrey observed that “Our greatest challenge lies not in a dearth of opportunities for growing our domestic industries, but rather in deciding which to pursue for greatest impact at different parts of the value chain.”
Thanks to all our speakers for giving of their time to advance our discussions about the role that the FBICRC can play with its participant community in growing Australia’s battery industries.
Thanks also to Darren Tempany and the team from Techplus Live. Materials will be available to our 70 participants via the Charge Portal in the coming days.
We look forward to doing it all again in 2022 – and hopefully at an in-person event!