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LG Energy Solution Hosts Innovation Contest to Discover and Nurture China’s Next Generation Battery Pioneers

Under its ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) vision – “We CHARGE toward a Better Future” – LG Energy Solution (LGES) is supporting the next generation leaders by hosting the annual China University Student Battery Innovation Contest. This year’s contest recently came to a successful close with an award ceremony honoring the outstanding teams who once again proved the infinite possibilities of the clean energy industry in the Chinese market.

This highly competitive contest has been held every year since 2018 with the support of the Automotive Innovation and Strategy Institute (CSAE-AISI). Focusing on the clean energy industry, which China deems essential for national development, the contest is led by professional judges and authoritative institutions working within the clean energy industry.

This year, out of 160 teams from 61 Chinese universities, Nankai University’s “Lithium is the answer” team won the national championship, while several teams from Peking University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and others won Silver and Bronze Awards.

LGES gave participants two competition categories to choose from: expertise and generalization of science, which are considered of great importance by the China Automotive Battery Innovation Alliance (CABIA) and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT).

Throughout the entire competition, various insightful solutions within the professional research field impressed both judges and audiences; the solutions including lithium battery systems, expanded anode materials research and new industrial software applications.

“Through this important contest, numerous Chinese students have been able to play a positive role in the development of China’s clean energy vehicle and battery industries,” said Tong Yang, Chairman of CABIA. “I also strongly believe that this forward-thinking initiative helps strengthen LG Energy Solution’s position and development in the Chinese market.”

The competition has once again proved that LGES is an unparalleled battery pioneer and the industry is fully embracing an innovative mindset. LGES has consistently made efforts to partner with young people and scholars in an effort to innovate the battery industry.

“LG Energy Solution will be able to show innovative results by fostering young talents through its sense of corporate duty and responsibility,” said Bae Hong-ki, Head of LGES Beijing Branch.