INN Talks

Sparking the UK Battery Revolution

Thursday 16th March 2023, London, UK

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Lilian Bayliss Studio, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN

About this Event

A prestigious and intimate evening event in the heart of London’s West End

Innovation News Network is proud to launch the inaugural INN Talks event. This evening event taking place at the inspiring Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London’s West End will present the unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders working at the forefront of the UK’s battery innovation sector.

Can the UK become a global leader in battery innovation?

In recent years, the UK has faced a number of problems with securing a battery supply chain but it is not too late for the country to seize the opportunity of the global battery supply market, which is projected to be worth between $116bn to $278bn by 2030.

With the opportunity presented by the global battery chain, there is still time for the UK to catch up to competitors, but does UK industry have what it takes to innovate, and overcome the barriers to securing a supply chain?

INN talks will hear from two experts in the battery sector who will shed light on how industry can help the UK secure a strong global position as a leader in battery innovation. We will consider how the UK must work to address the current gaps in the supply chain and explore the barriers that need to be overcome to guarantee a circular system.

Each speaker will take to the stage to give an in-depth presentation with an audience Q&A, which will be followed by drinks, nibbles and networking. Your chance to meet our speakers and network with your peers.

Meet the Speakers

Event Chair

Jeff Townsend


Critical Minerals Association


Ian Constance

Chief Executive Officer

Advanced Propulsion Centre

Ian will discuss the support and opportunities available to aid the UK battery supply chain and how innovation is crucial to address these gaps, with the ultimate goal of scaling up the industrialisation of the supply chain.

Book Your Tickets Today

General Admission: £150.00 + VAT

10% Discount January Promo

To celebrate the new year we are offering 10% discount on ticket prices for the whole of January.

Promo Code: NEWYEAR

Expires 31/01/2023

What to Expect

Brought to you by Innovation News Network and INN Talks, this prestigious and intimate event will present the unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders working at the forefront of the UK’s battery innovation sector and critical minerals supply chain.


6:30 pm


7:00 pm

Drinks & Networking

8:00 pm


9:00 pm

Dress Code: Business Casual

Event Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.

Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (AVL:TSX) is a leader in developing new North American sources of critical minerals for clean technology, including lithium and rare earths.

Avalon is among a small group of emerging companies identifying their own strategic resources and process solutions to sustainably produce critical minerals for new technology, enabling full supply chains to be established in North America. This includes extracting critical minerals from historic mine wastes while remediating long-term environmental liabilities.


Lilian Bayliss Studio
Sadler’s Wells Theatre
Rosebery Avenue

For information on how to reach the venue please visit the Sadler’s Wells website.


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INN Talks

INN Talks delivers intimate lectures that will connect expert speakers with a select audience of industry professionals to explore topics across the fields of science, environment, energy, technology, electric vehicles and space.

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