News Jun. 14, 2023
1st Ever ASEAN Battery And EV Technology Conference Aimed Towards Forging Vibrant Ecosystems And Strengthening Partnerships
HIOKI E.E. CORPORATION (Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, President: Takahiro Okazawa) supported the 1st ASEAN Battery and Electric Vehicle Technology Conference (ABEVTC) held in Bali, Indonesia from May 9 to 11, 2023, as a Japanese manufacturer of measuring instruments. One of the key objectives of this first-ever conference is to strengthen collaboration among experts in the battery and electric vehicle (EV) fields and to create a vibrant ecosystem*1.
As a manufacturer of measuring instruments with sales activities in the ASEAN region, we consider our support of the ABEVTC conference is our “Contribution to society”, which is one of HIOKI’s philosophy. In addition, our vision 2030 is "Beyond Measure”. To move in this direction, we need to understand the true demands of the market and communicate with people at the forefront of the industry in many places and fields. We believe that this will lead to “Beyond Measure”.
Co-organized by the Singapore Battery Consortium, the National Center for Sustainable Transportation Technology (NCSTT) from Indonesia, and the Thailand Energy Storage Technology Association (TESTA), and also supported by Hioki E.E Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer for test and measuring instruments, the three-day conference will strive to bring new opportunities, innovative ideas, and exchange of knowledge amongst the professionals, academics and policy makers from ASEAN countries, and nourish relationships among industry players to build an ASEAN community for future collaboration.
The key highlight of the conference was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the six leading associations in the region, to explore research and development collaboration activities in the area of batteries. The parties intend to jointly develop and promote an ASEAN Battery Ecosystem that will facilitate the growth of the battery industry in the region.
Under the MOU, the associations will collaborate in the following areas:
・Jointly developing and promoting an ASEAN Battery Ecosystem
・Organizing events for networking opportunities
・Research and development in Battery Technology, Safety, Standards and the Circular economy
The six associations are Singapore Battery Consortium (SBC), National Center for Sustainable Transportation Technology (NCSTT) from Indonesia, and Thailand Energy Storage Technology Association (TESTA), National Battery Research Institute (NBRI) (Indonesia), NanoMalaysia Berhad and Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP). They have committed to working together to enhance the research and development capabilities of the region's battery industry, and to foster greater collaboration among industry players.
Comments from key organizations
Dr. Davy Cheong, Director, Singapore Battery Consortium said,
“ASEAN is an increasingly important region in the global ecosystem of battery and electric vehicle in supply chain, manufacturing, and R&D. This tie-up looks to bring various players together, to work in synergy, and provide the right platform for networking, discussions, and collaborations.”
Dr. Pimpa Limthongkul, President Thailand Energy Storage Technology Association (TESTA):
“The MOU signing ceremony on battery development between the 6 leading organizations in Southeast Asia is expected to help strengthen the collaboration within our region. It will be a good starting point for us all to move together towards economic prosperity in conjunction with sustainable development in an important and fast-growing industry.”
Dr. Leonardo Gunawan, Director of NCSTT:
“We are looking forward and excited to collaborate with ASEAN institutions to develop and promote the ASEAN Battery Ecosystem as a significant step towards an integrated and sustainable transportation system in Indonesia. Our partnership will advance battery technology, safety, standards, and circular economy research to build a competitive transportation industry with strong national support. This will contribute to the success and growth of the region’s energy storage industry.”
Prof. Dr. rer. Nat. Evvy Kartini, Founder of National Battery Research Institute (NBRI):
“Indonesia has great potential in the battery industry, with abundant reserves of nickel, manganese, and other minerals needed for battery production. The National Battery Research Institute (NBRI) is eager to enhance national capacity by mastering technology, improving human resources, and actively advising policy. The collaboration with other ASEAN organizations will further enhance Indonesia's position as a key player in the regional battery market.”
Dr. Rezal Khairi Bin Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer of NanoMalaysia Berhad:
“NanoMalaysia is excited to be part of the multilateral partnership between organizations leading the charge in EV and battery technologies in Southeast Asia to activate regional supply and value chains for electric vehicles components to make investment in the region more strategic and attractive and ownership of EV more affordable.”
- *1:In the business field, an ecosystem is a group of companies, customers, etc. that complement each other in response to new technological innovations. One of the objectives of this conference is to create an ecosystem for the electric vehicle (EV) and battery industry, and to create a mutually beneficial relationship and interaction in this field.
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