Legal notice

1.- Use of this Web Site:

The functioning of the Web Site: www.bigleapproject.eu is regulated in these General Conditions that are available to the User, the main objective of which is to inform about its services and who the consortium responsible for the project is. The use of the Web Site attributes the status of User and implies full acceptance by the User of all the Conditions of Use of the Web Site in force when he or she accesses it. Consequently, if the User does not agree with any of the conditions laid down herein, he should not use this Web Site.

In like manner, the User undertakes not to use the information published in the Web Site, for illegal purposes or effects, contrary to the contents of these General Conditions, that might injure the rights or interests of third parties, or which may in any way damage, render useless, overload, deteriorate the Web Site or information provided in it or impede the normal use or enjoyment of the Web Site by other users.

The User shall refrain from obtaining information, messages, graphics, drawings, sound and/or image files, photographs, software and, in general, any class of accessible material through the Web Site or its services, using means other than those that have been made available to it, or, in general, those that are regularly used on the Internet.

2.- Right to modify the Web Site, right to restrict access to the Web Site and right to suspend the operability of the Web:

BIG LEAP reserves the right to modify the presentation or configuration of the Web Site at any time, without prior notice, and the information, services, the present Conditions of Use of the Web Site, or any other applicable general or specific conditions, instructions, or notices. These modifications shall be to improve the User’s services, according to market trends. In addition, BIG LEAP reserves the right to suspend, interrupt or leave the Web Site inoperative, or to restrict its access, partly or completely, individually, or collectively, temporarily, or finally, at any time.

3.- Web Surfing Cookies:

The BIG LEAP Web Site service provider uses cookies only to make it easier for the User to surf the Web Site. In no event will they be used to gather personal data. They are only used to improve Web Site surfing and reduce downloading time of Web elements.

Nevertheless, if the User does not want to use these cookies, they can rescind the use of system cookies from their Web browser options. These files can also be deleted without affecting the quality of the Web Site, and the only effect of this configuration is that the Web Site takes longer to download, as the files are not in the User’s cache memory.

4.- Access and use of the Web Site is free:

The Web Site service provision by the User is free and requires no prior subscription or registration. The User’s identification is only required in the following situations: When the User asks us for more information on a matter of his interest, he sends us an e-mail to contact use, wants to access the images publications that are available at our library, or asks us to send him press releases or news sheets.

The registration and identification of the User’s personal data will be governed by the indications in the tenth section: Privacy and confidentiality protection policy of the personal information that the Users freely and voluntarily provide.

5.- Links:

The Web Site may possibly at times offer the User technical link devices (links, banners, or buttons), directories and search tools allowing users to access web sites belonging to and/or managed by third parties. BIG LEAP does not offer or market on its own or by means of third parties, the services available at the linked sites, or control, exercise supervision or approve the products, services, contents, information, data, files, and any other class of material in these linked sites.

BIG LEAP therefore declines any responsibility regarding the information that falls outside this Web Site, and which is not managed directly by BIG LEAP.

If the User wants to establish a link or make any similar action with regard to the Web Site, this should be previously authorised by BIG LEAP. Any other use, assignment to third parties, communication, and disclosure of the full or partial, public or private Contents is forbidden. BIG LEAP reserves the right to exercise the respective civil and criminal legal actions to demand the compliance of this clause and to claim for damages.

6.- Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights:

The User acknowledges and accepts that all Industrial and Intellectual Property rights on the Contents and/or any other elements inserted in the Web Site (including, without limitation, trademarks, logotypes, trade names, texts, images, graphics, designs, sound, databases, software, flow charts, presentation, “look-and-feel”, audio and video), are the property of BIG LEAP and/or third parties. In no event does access to the Web Site imply on the part of BIG LEAP and/or the third parties who own the Web Site’s contents, any kind of waiver, transmission, licence or total or partial cession of such rights, unless otherwise expressly established.

7.- Exclusion of guarantees and responsibility:

7.1- Of functioning of the Web Site.

BIG LEAP does not guarantee the availability and continuity of the functioning of the Web Site and shall in no event be held liable for damages or losses that might be derived from (i) lack of availability or accessibility to the Web Site or those other sites with which a Link has been established; (ii) interruption in the functioning of the Web Site or computer faults, telephone failures, disconnections, delays or blocking caused by deficiencies or overloads on the telephone lines, in the Internet system or in other electronic systems produced in the course of its functioning; (iii) lack of suitability of the Web Site for the specific needs of the Users and (iv) other damages that might be caused by third parties through unauthorised intromissions or hackers outside the control of BIG LEAP.

BIG LEAP does not guarantee the absence of virus or any other elements in the Web Site introduced by outside third parties that may produce changes in the Users’ physical or logic systems or in the electronic documents and files stored in their systems, and shall in no event be responsible for damages or losses that might be derived from the presence of virus, malware or other elements that could produce alterations in the physical or logic systems, electronic documents or User files.

However, BIG LEAP adopts various protection measures to protect the Web Site and Contents against hackers. However, this does not guarantee the unauthorised use by third parties to access the type of use of the Web Site made by the User or conditions, characteristics, and circumstances in which that use is made BIG LEAP shall consequently in no event be responsible for damages or losses derived from such unauthorised access.

7.2 For the use of the Web Site

BIG LEAP shall in no event be responsible for the use that users and/or third parties may make of the Web Site, or for any damages arising therefrom.

7.3.- For the Contents

The Contents of the Web Site are the sole property of BIG LEAP and are made available by it in good faith and with the best professional quality standards. BIG LEAP however excludes any kind of liability for damage of any nature that might be due to lack of truthfulness, accuracy and/or current importance of the contents of the Web Site.

8.- Partial nullity:

Should any of these general conditions be declared null, invalid, or ineffective this shall not affect the validity or effectiveness of the other clauses that shall continue to be binding between the parties. The waiver by any of the parties to demand the compliance at a given time of any of the conditions stipulated herein, shall not imply a general waiver to comply with the other condition or conditions, nor shall it create an acquired right for the other party.

9.- Applicable law and jurisdiction:

The provision of the Web Site service and present Conditions of Use of the Web Site are governed by the applicable legislation in the territorial regulations of the European Union, and specifically by the laws that make up Spanish legal regulations applicable to information society and electronic commerce services and Spanish legislation on personal data protection. For any disagreements in the performance, interpretation, fulfilment of these Conditions, or in the relations between the User and BIG LEAP both parties expressly waive any other privileges that might correspond to them and agree to submit to the jurisdiction and exclusive competence of the Law Courts and Tribunals of Madrid (Spain).

10.- Privacy and confidentiality protection policy of the personal information that the users freely and voluntarily provide.

In accordance with Regulation EU 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, BIG LEAP hereby sets out how the personal data voluntarily supplied by the User on the Website will be treated.

10.1- Identification of the File Manager and information recipients

BIG LEAP

You can contact us at  info@bigleapproject.eu

At BIG LEAP we take your privacy seriously and want you to understand our practices relating to the processing of Users’ personal data. This privacy statement explains how we do it.

10.2- Purpose of data treatment

The personal data gathered by BIG LEAP Non the forms and contact channels on the website has the following purposes:

CONTACT: Identification details gathered through this form are for the purpose of providing the requested service and consultancy requested in the communication made by the User.

Personal data processing for purposes other than those detailed above will require the express prior consent of the User in each case.

BIG LEAP reserves the right to disclose your personal data as required by law, or when it considers that its disclosure is necessary to protect their rights and/or comply with the requirements of a legal procedure, court order, regulator request or any other legal process affecting BIG LEAP.

10.3- Legitimation

The processing of the User’s data for the different purposes set out in the previous section is based on the consent that BIG LEAP requests from the User; under no circumstances shall the withdrawal of this consent restrict the performance of the product procurement contract.

10.4- Data security

Once BIG LEAP has received the User’s data, it will take the appropriate security measures to avoid any unauthorized access, inappropriate use or disclosures, unauthorized modifications, illegal destruction, or accidental loss.

10.5- Data communication to Third Parties

BIG LEAP will not communicate personal data to third-party companies except for companies of the consortium, or in cases of legal obligation or with the consent of the data subject.

Should the possibility of transferring your data be considered for other circumstances, BIG LEAP will request the User’s express consent.

Notwithstanding the above, BIG LEAP informs you that the provision of some of its services and/or products requires the storage of your data in systems belonging to BIG LEAP or third parties and access to your data by BIG LEAP or third parties, with the commitment of BIG LEAP to comply with all applicable legislation. For these purposes, BIG LEAP informs you that it will commission third parties to handle certain functions such as maintenance of computer systems and management and auditing services.

10.6- Data Retention

The personal data gathered on the forms and contact channels on the website will be retained under the following conditions:

CONTACT: BIG LEAP will retain the information supplied until the consultation has been resolved and, in any event, for up to a maximum of twelve months, unless another consultation is made or the user signs up for our services. After that, the data will become non-identifiable or will be deleted.

10.7- Rights

The User can modify his communication preferences at any time, as well as exercise the following rights:

Right to Access, allowing the User to consult his personal data.

Right to Rectification, allowing the User to modify his personal data when they are inaccurate.

Right to Erasure, allowing the User to request that his personal data associated with the service be erased.

Right to Object, allowing the User to request that his personal data not be processed.

Right to Restriction of Processing, allowing the User to request that his data be restricted from processing in the following cases:

While the User contests the accuracy of his data.

When the processing is unlawful, but the User opposes erasure of his data.

When BIG LEAP does not need to process the User data, but the User needs those data for exercising or defending legal claims.

When the User opposes the processing of your data pursuant to a legitimate interest by BIG LEAP, pending verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override yours.

Right to Portability, allowing the User to receive the personal data he provided in electronic format, as well as to transmit those data to another entity.

Right to Withdraw Consent, giving the User the right to withdraw the consent he granted for the processing of the personal data at any time and via any of the channels indicated below, without affecting the legality of any processing carried out prior to withdrawal.

The User can exercise these rights via any means, providing these enable reliable acknowledgement of the sending and receipt of his request, and it is sent to BIG LEAP using the details included in the beginning of this Privacy policy, indicating the reference “Data Protection”. The following must appear in the request: Name, surnames, a photocopy of your national ID, the petition specifying your request, and the address for receiving notifications.

10.8- Contact BIG LEAP

BIG LEAP will do its utmost to ensure that the data is always kept up to date. However, the quality of the data is the responsibility of the owner, and if there is any modification in the User data on the web, the user will notify the File Manager, who shall take no responsibility if any change in data fails to be notified to BIG LEAP.

BATTERY 2030+ 

BATTERY 2030+ is the large-scale and long-term European research initiative with the vision of inventing the sustainable batteries of the future, providing European industry with disruptive technologies and a competitive edge throughout the battery value chain and enabling Europe to reach the goals of a climate-neutral society envisaged in the European Green Deal. The BATTERY 2030+ community works on concrete actions that support the implementation of the European Green Deal, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Action Plan on Batteries and the SET Plan.

BATT4EU 

BATT4EU is a Co-programmed Partnership established under Horizon Europe, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union. BATT4EU is a collaboration of the European Commission and European battery R&I stakeholders, united in BEPA.

RECIRCULATE 

RECIRCULATE is an EU funded project that aims to revolutionize the European battery sector by developing the technologies and systems required to enable cascading reuse of batteries and battery components at their end-of-life. RECIRCULATE envisions a future where batteries have an extended lifespan in second and third-life applications, and are only recycled when their maximum value has been extracted, leading to a more sustainable and resource-efficient battery sector.

REINFORCE 

In the search for sustainable mobility and energy system transition solutions, batteries emerge as a fundamental technology for the advancement of electric cars, renewable energy storage, and the reduction of carbon emissions. 

REINFORCE aims at creating a circular value chain for batteries, which promises to transform the life cycle of these products. Used, defective and unstable batteries pose new challenges along the supply chain and require new industrial processes, automated equipment, and tracking systems, as well as new strategies to prepare them for a second or third life, or even for the recycling of their components and materials.

BATMAX 

The main objective of the project is to contribute to improving battery system performance, safety, reliability, service life, lifetime cost and therefore to maximise the value created by operation of the battery systems in various kinds of end use applications. To concretise the pathways towards reaching the main objective, BATMAX partners are exploring emerging opportunities for optimised battery utilisation across the technical scope. The main objective is approached by creating a framework for next generation of battery management based on large amounts of data, both experimental, operational and synthetic, adaptable physics-based models, suitable reduced-order models for both physical BMS algorithms and real-time multi-scale digital twins.

BatteReverse 

BatteReverse is working towards building the next generation of battery reverse logistics. 1.7 million tonnes of batteries will have reached their end of life by 2030. We are developing necessary technologies, processes, and partnerships to give EV batteries a second life. Through a set of activities, we are enhancing efficiency and safety, demonstrate innovative reverse logistics pilots, and empower the European circularity.

Rebelion 

REBELION is a project funded by the European Union with the objective of addressing the waste management challenges posed by lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) used in electric mobility. After their second life, recycling represents not only the most environmentally friendly alternative for batteries, but also a natural and economic resource since the raw materials contained in LIBs can be valorised for further manufacturing. This is particularly relevant in the EU, which is a net importer of critical raw materials while up to 40% of the EVs are sold in Europe. Therefore, a solid recycling industry can become the European mining equivalent, promoting both environmental and economic benefits to the EU region.

Haven Project 

HAVEN is innovating energy storage systems by developing a Hybrid Energy Storage Solution (HESS) that can store energy for long periods and provide multiple grid support services. This advanced solution utilizes next-generation storage technologies, optimized power converters, and advanced energy management tools, ensuring modularity, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.

TradeRES 

The TradeRES project will develop and test innovative electricity market designs that can meet society’s needs of a (near) 100% renewable power system. A long-term sustainable market design needs to provide efficient operational and investment incentives for an electricity system that is characterized by a high share of variable renewable energy sources (VREs) by increasing integration with other energy sectors, e.g. transport and hydrogen, and by increasing participation of flexible electricity demand from households to industrial consumers. Furthermore, this market design needs to provide security of supply by ensuring sufficient controllable electricity generation capacity whilst being economically efficient. Finally, despite the variability of solar and wind energy, the market risks should be allocated in an efficient and socially accepted way. This should also safeguard that consumers are not exposed to extreme swings in their energy expenses. In this sense, this project aims at finding market designs that are economically efficient in the above setting. To achieve these goals the project will use an iterative methodology and involve the key players from the energy sector in order to achieve and test the most suitable market designs. The project TradeRES – Tools for the Design and Modelling of New Markets and Negotiation Mechanisms for a ~100% Renewable European Power System, is funded by the EU framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020 under the call H2020-LC-SC3-2019-ES-SCC.

SOLITEK 

SoliTek is Northern Europe’s largest solar module producer, proudly delivering the world’s most sustainable solar modules and manufacturing smart battery SoliTek NOVA. Founded in 2009, SoliTek is a part of the BOD Group, which has been successfully operating for the last 25 years as a family-owned conglomeration of high-tech companies. Now, SoliTek has achieved net-zero status, marking our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. SoliTek’s solar modules are entirely environmentally friendly since their panels are the world’s first to receive the “Cradle to Cradle” Gold certification. This certification verifies that solar modules comply with the highest environmental sustainability standards, energy efficiency, and social responsibility requirements. The manufacturing procedure employs 35% recycled glass, and the modules are entirely recyclable after their 30-year warranty period. 100% renewable energy is utilized during the production procedure. SoliTek specializes in providing a glass glass solar modules tailored to various applications. Our offerings include integrated solar panels for walls or roofs, solar carports, and panels designed for optimal transparency in greenhouses. We prioritize safety and performance excellence, a commitment evident in the certification of our modules by the DIBt certificate for overhead glazing use.

TATA Power Company Limited

Tata Power is a leading integrated power company in India, boasting a capacity of 14,294 MW along with its subsidiaries and partners. They cover the entire power value chain, including renewables like solar and wind, as well as conventional sources such as hydro and thermal energy. Notably, 38% of their portfolio comes from clean energy generation, highlighting their leadership in this sector. The company has successful partnerships in power generation and distribution, serving over 12.9 million consumers through its Discoms under public-private partnerships. With a focus on sustainability, Tata Power is expanding into distributed generation through rooftop solar, microgrids, and other initiatives. With a track record of technological innovation and commitment to green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for further growth in the energy sector.

MASEN

Masen is the group responsible for managing renewable energy in Morocco. Masen leads development programmes of integrated projects aimed at creating an additional 3,000 MW of clean electricity generation capacity by 2020 and a further 6,000 MW by 2030.The goal is to secure 52% of the country’s energy mix from renewable sources by 2030. As a central player committed to making optimal use of renewable resources, Masen transforms natural power into power for progress. The integrated model Masen has devised aims to establish self-sustaining and financially viable ecosystems. In addition to generating electricity through major projects and raising the funds required to do so, Masen seeks to act as a catalyst for the development of a competitive economic network that employs existing skills efficiently and helps create new ones. At the same time, the development of applied research and the promotion of technological innovation are encouraged. The local development strategy Masen has developed – a true reflection of its integrated approach – helps the regions that host its projects to achieve territorial equity and sustainable growth. Finally, its constant concern for protecting the environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions underpins Masen’s entire approach.

SIRO 

Siro was established on September 27, 2021 as a joint venture between Togg and Farasis Energy to develop energy storage solutions for automotive and non-automotive use in Türkiye and surrounding markets. Siro started mass production of battery modules and packs it developed in 2023. Siro, which will start the production of battery cells that it has started to develop as of 2023, will start in 2026 and will become an important energy storage player in the region with its 20 GWh production capacity that it will reach in time. Siro will present its developed energy storage solutions to global markets, and will provide services in the field of energy storage solutions that will support renewable energy, electric grid, charging stations and residential solutions besides automotive, and will be directly responsible for 120 countries in the region besides Türkiye.

Bern University of Applied Sciences

Anyone who studies at Bern University of Applied Sciences can do so in an interdisciplinary way and in an international context, without setting foot outside the University: within its eight departments, a range of subjects as varied as nursing, food technology and sports are taught. It is also a meeting point for students from many diverse countries. Many-sided yet goal-orientated: anyone who chooses to study at Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH runs no risk at all of focussing solely on their course. With eight departments under one roof, it’s not difficult to see your subject from another angle. The 30 bachelor’s degree courses, 22 master’s courses, and numerous continuing education programmes combine to give BFH a remarkable profile. The University is based in Bern, Burgdorf, Biel/Bienne, Zollikofen and Magglingen.

RES4AFRICA

Born in 2012, RES4Africa (Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa) is a Foundation that works in support of Africa’s just energy transition in order to achieve the SDG7, ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. It functions as a bridge between Europe and Africa: gathering a network of members from all over the clean energy sector from both continents and high-level international partnerships, we ensure constant dialogue between the most relevant energy stakeholders willing to mobilise investments in clean energy technologies.

Asociación Española de la innovación en el marketing y la inversión sostenible

AEIMIS is established as an independent national association, non-profit and non-speculative, with the aim of centralizing, promoting, and disseminating knowledge related to practices, tools, evaluation methods, and existing investment mechanisms that allow members to understand how these operate in different business sectors.

INEGI

Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO), founded in 1986, focused on research and technology-based innovation activities, technology transfer, consulting and technological services, oriented to the development of industry and economy in general. A non-profit, private and recognised as a public utility entity.

OCTAVE Energy

As leaders in second-life battery energy storage systems, Octave is committed to developing sustainable solutions for the energy transition. Their innovative approach is modeled on a circular economy to reduce waste and mitigate climate change. Octave empowers a cleaner and brighter future for all. The team at Octave strongly believes that using virgin batteries for stationary energy storage makes little sense. They recognize that battery packs considered end-of-life in electric vehicles still retain over 80% usable capacity, and Octave is determined not to let it go to waste. Octave’s mission is to give a second life to batteries from electric vehicles, repurposing them into a much-needed source of sustainable energy storage.

Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy deploys large-scale energy storage systems (ESS) using advanced lithium-ion battery systems proven economical, safe, and reliable in a range of challenging maritime and transportation applications. As the leading battery system supplier for hybrid and electric commercial marine vessels—such as ferries, cruise ships, offshore supply vessels, and tugboats—Corvus Energy been honored with numerous environmental awards and is the only supplier to carry DNV, Lloyd’s Register, ABS and BV product Type Approvals. Corvus Energy systems are also used in hybrid port cranes, electric light rail vehicles, hybrid trains, commercial vehicles, and an ever-expanding range of applications that demand exceptional battery performance. Corvus Energy systems have helped significantly reduce fossil fuel consumption and CO2 / GHG emissions, providing operators with impressive ROI along with global recognition for clean energy leadership.

EATON

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy and helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges.

EDF

Électricité de France S.A. (literally Electricity of France), commonly known as EDF, is a French multinational electric utility company owned by the French state. Headquartered in Paris, with €143.5 billion in revenues in 2022,[2] EDF operates a diverse portfolio of at least 120 gigawatts of generation capacity in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

IKERLAN 

IKERLAN is a leading knowledge transfer technological centre providing competitive value to companies. We seek for excellence in R&D&i, thanks to the continuous adaptation to the needs of our customers and the proximity with the business reality. Faithful to our mission, we have been working daily since 1974 to develop solutions that allow our customers to become more and more competitive. We are a cooperative member of the MONDRAGON Corporation and the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA).

VTT 

VTT is a visionary partner in research, development and innovation and one of Europe’s leading research institutes. With more than 2000 professionals, we develop both systemic and technological solutions that can change the world. We promise to think beyond the obvious.

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft  

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world’s leading organization for application-oriented research. With its focus on future-oriented key technologies and the utilization of results in business and industry, it plays a central role in the innovation process. As a guide and driving force for innovative developments and scientific excellence, it helps to shape our society and our future. Founded in 1949, the organization currently operates 75 institutes and research facilities in Germany. Around 29,000 employees, most of whom are trained in the natural sciences or engineering, work with an annual research budget of 2.8 billion euros. Of this, 2.3 billion euros is spent on contract research.

BRING

Brussels Research and Innovation Center for Green Technologies (BRING) is a nonprofit organization for the development of green and sustainable technologies and solutions. Research and development of various rechargeable energy storage systems and energy technologies for Lightweight and Heavy-duty vehicles, electric vessels and utility scales.