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Recharge Industries Battery Conference 2023 Recap

Updated: Jul 31

Geelong, Victoria, Australia, January 27, 2023 - Recharge Industries™ successfully hosted its first global battery conference in Geelong, Australia, and in the process advanced in-depth planning considerations and preparation of critical documentation for the construction of a large-scale advanced battery cell manufacturing facility at Avalon.

With delegates from across the world joining together to contribute their insights and technical knowledge to design the Stage 1 Recharge Industries™ factory, the inaugural battery conference was deemed a great success by all. The conference was held in Geelong’s Novotel, with several excursions included to acquaint Delegates with the area.

VIP guests included Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Richard Marles MP; Member for Lara, The Hon. Ella George MP; Shadow Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon. Sarah Henderson; and CSIRO Chief Scientist, Bronwyn Fox.

Day One began with a traditional Welcome to Country by Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles before an introduction and opening address by Scale Facilitation™ (parent company of Recharge Industries™) CEO and Founder, David A. Collard. Recharge Industries™ CEO, Rob Fitzpatrick then welcomed delegates, and Chief Scale Officer, David Hay, outlined the conference objectives.

Conference keynote speakers included Shailesh Upreti, CEO of Charge CCCV (C4V); Dr Philipp Wunderlich, Senior Manager – Industry X at Accenture; Adam McEvoy, Managing Director of Supply Chain at Scale Facilitation®; Jill Pestana, Associate Manager at Accenture; and Phil King, Project Management Lead – Australian Battery Facility at Recharge Industries™, among others.

During the conference, delegates were transported to numerous facilities relevant to Recharge Industries™ including BatTRI Hub 2.0 in Burwood, led by BatTRI Manager Dr Tim Khoo, and a site visit to the proposed Battery precinct at Avalon Airport, led by Chief of Infrastructure Dave Moreland.

About Recharge Industries™

Generating our green future, Recharge Industries™ is establishing onshore battery cell research and production. Using world leading artificial intelligence (AI) and multinational research partnerships, we are finding ways to make batteries better, safer, and longer lasting. We are powering the transition to a low emissions future by creating advanced battery cell manufacturing capabilities onshore. Recharge Industries™ is a portfolio company of Scale Facilitation®.

For more information on Recharge Industries™, please visit

About Scale Facilitation®

With its Global Headquarters in Manhattan and its Global Innovation Center in Geelong, Australia, Scale Facilitation® is working bilaterally to bring together research, advanced manufacturing, capital, supply chains and talent.

Scale Facilitation® is an investment firm with a novel approach de-risking projects by empowering innovators to maintain focus on their craft and facilitating the many critical services and capabilities required to deliver large-scale advanced manufacturing and innovation projects. Scale Facilitation® removes the many barriers to commercialization for innovators by giving access to the right strategic partners and collaborators who will adopt and scale their inventions.

For more information on Scale Facilitation®, please visit

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