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Business and Technology Insight Forums Tokyo 2016

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

29 February & 1 March 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Room Next1

2 March 2016, Tokyo, Japan
Room E/F
UDX Conference Center, 4F, 4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021 Japan


The Internet of Things and RFID

29 FebruaryMorning


29 February Afternoon

Emerging Energy Storage: Technologies and Markets.

1 March Morning

Batteries with New Form and Structural Factors: Thin, Flexible, Printed, Woven, Stretchable, Structural and Small Batteries

1 March Afternoon

Wearable Technology: Products, Markets and Trends

2 March Morning

Enabling Technologies for Wearable: Materials, Sensors, Displays, Haptics, E-Textiles and Power

2 March Afternoon

Group discounts are available please contact: Corinne Jennings,

Half-day Insight Forum 3

Emerging Energy Storage Technologies and Markets: From Advanced and Post Lithium-ion batteries to Supercapacitors and Fuel Cells

This session will give you the full story of emerging technologies and market segments of the energy storage sector for large applications such as electric vehicles, residential and grid energy storage.

This session is concerned with energy stored electrochemically, with particular emphasis on:

»overview of established and emerging energy storage use markets: market forecast outlook 2016-2026
»advanced and post lithium-ion technologies overview: silicon anodes, solid state, lithium sulphur, lithium capacitors, sodium ion, magnesium and lithium air.
»competing energy storage technologies such as supercapacitors and fuel cells.

This session will provide a close look at the technologies, how they may improve over the coming ten years and what that makes possible in market growth. We will place particular attention to the role of emerging niche markets as first adoption segments for new energy storage technologies. Will silicon anodes replace graphite and even the later titanium dioxide ones? Will sulphur batteries reach the market first than solid state batteries? Which chemistries are being used by mainstream automotive sector and which by niche emerging sectors such as electric aircrafts and wearable electronics? How supercapacitors and fuel cells are interacting with batteries?

The energy storage industry is at a critical point. On the one hand new energy storage technologies themselves are emerging. Lithium-ion batteries are the best energy storage technology we have ever seen, but unfortunately they cannot achieve the required transformative scale of improvement required. Post lithium-ion batteries is a group of technologies that has attracted recent attention based on the promise of higher energy density and/or lower cost. This group of technologies includes silicon anode batteries, sulphur batteries, solid state batteries, lithium air, magnesium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries and hybrid supercapacitors. Some of these technologies are not new and some of them have reached the level of maturity required for commercialization.

On the other hand the whole market is expanding through the emergence of new application segments such as residential energy storage and niche electric vehicles not just cars. Electric vehicles will become the largest market for lithium-ion batteries so IDTechEx looks at market penetration of over 45 categories of hybrid and pure electric vehicle by land, water and air. This is a level of detail only IDTechEx can provide. We will provide relevant insights from new segments such as grid and residential energy storage.

We will look how alternative energy storage technologies to batteries are developing. This is the case of supercapacitors and fuel cells technologies.

Supercapacitors have taken some market share from lithium-ion batteries despite one hundredth of the energy density. That gap will reduce and it may increase market share disproportionately due to their superior safety, life, reliability and so on. Fuel cells have reached maturity as a technology. Nevertheless it is not in traditional energy storage market that they will achieve larger penetration in the following years but in emerging segments.

We will finally discuss whether there is room for all of these technologies in the traditional and emerging markets. We will elaborate how different technologies may substitute each other or complement each other in different markets.

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

Please see registration form for special forum packages. If your colleagues would like to attend, company discounts are available - please contact Corinne Jennings, for details.
1 March | Morning Room: Next 1, UDX Conference Center

IDTechEx Japanese Analysts Yasuo Yamamoto and Mayumi Kozakai,
will be available at this Insight Forum for further discussion.


8:30 - 9:10
9:10 - 9:45
Introduction to Emerging Markets for Energy Storage.
Compiled by Franco Gonzalez and Xiaoxi He, IDTechEx.
    » Traditional and emerging energy storage segments: what is different?
    »45 electric vehicles forecasts: what segments will represent the largest in 2026?
    »Non vehicle emerging segments: residential and grid energy storage.
9:45 - 10:25
Detailed assessment of advanced lithium ion battery technologies: silicon anodes, lithium titanate and solid state batteries.
Compiled by Franco Gonzalez Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx.
    For each technology, the following will be covered:
    » Technology development
    » Key players
    » Commercial and academic activities
    » Adoption markets
10:25 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
Detailed assessment of post lithium ion battery technologies: lithium sulphur, sodium ion, lithium air, magnesium, aluminium batteries.
Compiled by Franco Gonzalez, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx.
    For each technology, the following will be covered:
    » Technology development
    » Key players
    » Commercial and academic activities
    » Adoption markets
11:45 - 12:30
Detailed assessment of alternative energy storage technologies: supercapacitors, fuel cells and flow batteries.
Compiled by Franco Gonzalez, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx.
    For each technology, the following will be covered:
    » Technology development
    » Key players
    »Commercial and academic activities
    » Adoption markets
12:30 - 13:00
Future energy storage market, the whole picture: how all these technologies interact in the future? Is there room for all of them?
Compiled by Franco Gonzalez, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx.
13:00 - 14:00
Questions and Answers followed by networking and lunch

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