European Regional Development Fund


Battery Recycling Innovation Park is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and it was launched in May 2020. The aim of the project is to create a battery industry innovation park in Ylivieska focusing on lithium-ion battery recycling innovations and the circular economy. Key research and development areas include battery testing and condition assessment, battery handling process automation, robotics, application of Industry4.0 solutions, development of various simulations and virtual testing environment (pilot plant), security and logistics solutions, ICT applications, etc. The project is managed by the City of Ylivieska, Centria University of Applied Sciences and Sievi Industry Park Ltd.

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