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About Us

Battery Associates was created in 2020 to unite battery enthusiasts globally and bring about sustainable energy solutions. B.A leverages the power of individuals to accelerate sustainable battery development and increase access to energy-efficient and sustainable batteries.


Today, B.A operates as a global network that unites battery experts (BatteryPRO), as a platform for innovative projects (BatteryLAB), and as a facilitator of training programmes for aspiring battery leaders (BatteryEDU). B.A's educational programmes notably includes BatteryMBA, a 12-week programme training aspiring battery leaders.


Guiding Principles

Batteries are a core technology to realize energy transition and broaden energy access around the world. Battery demand is growing rapidly and is expected to reach 2,600 GWh in 2030. It enables decentralized energy solutions, driving access to reliable energy for off-grid communities, and could provide ~850 million people with access to electricity. The impact of the global battery industry spans across a variety of UN sustainability development goals and goes beyond access to affordable clean energy, such as quality education, Zero hunger, reduced inequalities, and more.. 

 “Battery Associates is unique because one of its core missions is also to make the battery sector inclusive of underrepresented communities. Battery Associates will result in unique and new partnerships of battery experts globally and we have no doubt that these collaborations will drive innovation on all fronts of the battery sector.” 

Simon Engelke,

Founder & Chair, Battery Associates

Meet The Team

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Barath Venkatesan


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Simon Engelke

Founder & Chair

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Amandine Bressand

Chief of Staff

Sharbani Sengupta


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