SAE International’s Sustainable Mobility Solutions and EIT InnoEnergy Partner to Deliver World-Class Training in Battery Technology

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 14, 2023) Sustainable Mobility Solutions, the innovation unit of SAE International, announced today a partnership with EIT InnoEnergy to deliver a comprehensive new training program in battery technology. The joint program titled “The SAE/InnoEnergy Battery Institute,” adapted from the European Battery Alliance Academy (EBA Academy), consists of thirty-two courses and is one of the most complete online and blended learning resources for all things battery-related. The complete program includes more than 400 hours of training and covers the entire battery lifecycle including raw materials, cell manufacturing, battery packs, applications/integration, and recycling.

“The centrality of battery technology to electric vehicle development is beyond question,” said Michael Paras, manager of product and business development and strategic partnerships in Sustainable Mobility Solutions. “The SAE/InnoEnergy Battery Institute consists of courses that provide essential and advanced understanding of every aspect of this field. It is a must for OEMs, suppliers, those who are entering the world of EVs and those who want to retrain to participate in it.”

The program was developed by EIT InnoEnergy, a global investor in Climate-tech, in cooperation with some of the world’s leading businesses and technical institutions. “The Academy is the product of several years’ collaboration with thought leaders to construct one of the broadest and deepest learning resources in the batteries field. We are delighted to be working with Sustainable Mobility Solutions and SAE International to bring this program to a broad audience of vehicle manufacturers, academic and government institutions, charge providers, suppliers, and others.” added Oana Penu, EBA Academy Director at EIT InnoEnergy. “EIT InnoEnergy landed in the US in 2020, since then we have helped startups, investors, and industries to move across boundaries, expanding our ecosystem between the EU and U.S. making both economies grow. Longer-term, EIT InnoEnergy hopes to replicate this model to deliver similar partnerships with other institutions, state universities and colleges in the U.S., working alongside employers, SMEs and other firms working throughout the battery value chain.”

The SAE/InnoEnergy Battery Institute will launch in the first quarter of 2023 on SAE International’s learning management system.

About SAE International
SAE International is a global organization committed to advancing mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. By engaging nearly 200,000 engineers, technical experts and volunteers, we connect and educate mobility professionals to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including award-winning programs like A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. More at

About EIT InnoEnergy
EIT InnoEnergy operates at the centre of the energy transition and is the leading innovation engine in sustainable energy, bringing the technology and skills required to accelerate the green deal, progress towards Europe’s decarbonisation goal, and improve energy security.

Ranked as Europe’s top impact investor in cleantech in 2022, named in 2023 as a top 10 active deeptech investor by Sifted, and recognised globally as the most active sustainable energy investor, EIT InnoEnergy backs innovations across a range of areas. These include energy storage, transport and mobility, renewables and sustainable buildings and cities – leveraging its trusted ecosystem of 1200+ partners and 29 shareholders.

The 180+ portfolio companies are on track to generate €72.8 billion in revenue and save 1.1G tons of CO2e annually by 2030. Collectively, these companies have raised €8 billion in investment to date.

EIT InnoEnergy is the driving force behind three strategic European initiatives which include the European Battery Alliance (EBA), the European Green Hydrogen Acceleration Centre (EGHAC) and the European Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance.

EIT InnoEnergy was established in 2010 and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. Since its inception, EIT InnoEnergy has screened more than 7,000 start-ups, launched more than 300 products to market and overseen its portfolio companies filing 290+ patents. Today, EIT InnoEnergy has a 200+ strong team with offices across Europe and in Boston, US.  

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