The Material Pioneers Summit has been the first ever event in the electrocatalysis field with the full focus on accelerating research. The current pandemic slowed most of the electrocatalyst researchers during the past months. With this Electrocatalyst Summit we want to reignite the efforts by sharing the latest insights in research acceleration.


A major driving force for this electrocatalysis boom is the wide-ranging applications in which electrocatalysts are employed, and the need to screen a vast array of potential materialv compositions to obtain novel electrocatalysts that are highly active, stable, cheap, and industrially scalable.

Speeding up the development of new materials requires the switch to faster sample preparation, characterization, and testing methods. In order to change this way of doing things, we need collective effort and strong partnerships between research groups and industry and we can only do this with your help.

Screening and testing the functionalities of new electro-catalyst materials is now the highest priority for the energy transition.


The Summit has been an incredible opportunity for all of us to discover the latest technologies, companies and communities driving the change in the electrocatalysis field.Speakers from all around the world joined us to openly discuss their findings and start new exciting collaborations.We collected their video presentations and the Q&A that followed, so everyone could watch them and eventually get in touch with the speakers.

Pure discovery for Electrocatalysis research. The Latest Innovations in Electrochemical HW & SW

Iosif Fromondi - Product Manager at METROHM Autolab

How MEMS technology accelerates electrocatalyst development 

 Hugo Perez Garza CTO , MEMS & Nanotech Expert at DENSsolutions

How a multidisciplinary approach is key in enabling electrochemistry. 

Ruud Kortlever  - E-refinery

Connecting academia and industry will accelerate technology development. 

Anca Anastasopol Research Scientist at TNO

How a strong EU community accelerates electrocatalyst research.

Gabriele Centi President of ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) 

Why Startups are the ones to drive fast progress in deeptech 

 Antonia Caraveteanu Manging Director at INAM

How Deep tech accelerates the Design-Build-Test-Learn cycle in different industries. 

Massimo Portincaso Advisor, Investor and Author , Chairman at BCG/HT

Accelerating the Design-Build-Test-Learn cycle for Electrocatalyst.

 Wilbert Vrijburg Application Manager at VSPARTICLE

How electrocatalysts are used to transform CO2 into vodka 

Stafford Sheehan Co-founder and CTO at The Air Company

Using electrocatalyst to turn CO2 into valuable compounds  

Kendra Kuhl CTO at  Opus12

If you want to know more about our community and the principles we rely on, read our Manifesto and become a Material Pioneer.