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Energy Innovation Program – Battery Industry Acceleration Call

STATUS: Closed

The Battery Industry Acceleration Call, delivered under Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Energy Innovation Program (EIP), will support technologies that accelerate battery value chain decarbonization, security, and competitiveness for Canada. The call will also contribute to federal efforts to strengthen the network of Canadian battery innovators to help grow world-class Canadian firms in the battery value chain.

Why is Canada investing in the battery industry?

The expected growth of battery demand presents an important opportunity for Canada to develop innovative solutions, strengthen the battery value chain, and create good jobs while moving towards its 2035 targets and 2050 net-zero goal.

The global cumulative battery demand from 2022 to 2050 is set to increase nearly 150-fold to stay on track to meet the 2050 net-zero goal. Without innovative solutions, the ability for the supply chain to meet this increasing demand will be constrained.

Call scope summary

This funding call is open to research and development, or demonstration projects focused on the following four elements of the battery value chain:

  • Materials (anode and cathode active materials and precursors)
  • Components (electrolyte, current collectors, additives, etc.)
  • Cell
  • Pack
Research & Development

Funding to support the following call priority:

  • Improved performance, affordability, supply chain resiliency, and/or environmental footprint of batteries

Funding to support the following call priorities:

  • Demonstrating improved performance and/or cost of batteries for mobility and/or stationary storage applications
  • Scale-up of non-commercial chemistries, advanced manufacturing processes, and/or processing techniques of battery production
  • Novel use cases and/or business model innovation for batteries

This funding call is only open to for-profit organizations.

  1. Read the Applicant Guide and watch the Tutorial video for more details.   
  2. Access the Applicant Portal to submit your application .

Important dates

Open for Expression of Interest (EOI) Applications: March 15, 2024

Deadline for EOI Applications: April 29, 2024 – 1:00 pm ET

Project Selection/Notification: Fall 2024 (TBC)

Learn more about battery innovation at NRCan

Contact us

For any questions regarding the call, please contact NRCan at During regular operations, NRCan will strive to respond within two business days.

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