June 17, 2021: Carl Telford joined the Consortium for Battery Innovation as research and innovation manager in June.
He previously worked for more than five years at Ricardo, the engineering services company, most latterly as futures research manager.
CBI says he has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic research, consulting and R&D — and is an expert in ‘futures thinking, road mapping and facilitation’.
“Carl has helped major public and private organizations across the world develop strategies with particular experience in the automotive, off-highway and infrastructure and chemicals and materials sectors,” the CBI says.
“My primary role is to drive further investment in the next generation of lead batteries,” said Telford. “It’s a diverse role that will include functions such as facilitating bids for Horizon Europe R&D funding, and leading collaborative projects involving diverse CBI partners.
“At a higher level, I want to help shape the future of energy storage: to meet its decarbonization objectives, Europe will need reliable battery technologies operating at scale. Advanced lead batteries have a major role to play in supporting the green growth agenda.”
The appointment comes a month after Joana Coimbra was hired as a Brussels-based communications officer to help with the organization’s European PR work.