The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) has announced BrightVolt as a substantial new partner. BrightVolt has joined the BIC as a member and will house both R&D and pilot battery manufacturing activity at the BIC facility. The BIC has been working with BrightVolt over the past six months helping to develop their next generation of thin-film rechargeable solid state battery technology.
BrightVolt specializes in design, development and manufacturing of the thinnest, safest, most flexible batteries available on the market today. In addition to offering both custom and standard form factors for primary batteries, BrightVolt has been making great strides on the design for a safer and more powerful rechargeable ultra thin film battery. Applications for BrightVolt technologies include batteries for IoT devices like shipping labels, medical patches, powered card and industrial sensors. Further BrightVolt licenses their patented chemistry to all types of lithium battery manufacturers including laptop and cell phone batteries.
"Solid state, thin-film batteries that BrightVolt is developing with the BIC have broad application in dynamic sectors. These batteries, and the availability of this technology, will be one of the key enabling technologies for the rapid progress of the Internet of Things," said Ben Wrightsman, COO of the BIC. "We are excited to build on the past success that we have had with the BrightVolt team and believe that this new phase of integrated pilot manufacturing along with continued development of the technology will accelerate their cutting edge technology into market."
"We are very excited about our partnership with the BIC", said Todd Peters, BrightVolt CEO. "This collaboration is an ideal solution to allow us to go faster on developing battery science that will change the world by making batteries safer, cleaner and more readily available for a wide range of applications. BIC is the perfect location to advance this important battery innovation. This is a significant milestone for our company."
BrightVolt expects its rechargeable products to be ready for the commercial market by Q1, 2018, and this will be a significant addition to the BrightVolt product line.
BrightVolt won the Best New Material or Component Development award from IDTechEx at IDTechEx Show! 2016, an annual conference which brings together the latest emerging technologies with global end-users.
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