Innovative batteries struggle to move from research to application, finds study into start-up companies

Posted by aclimaadmin | May 17, 2019 | Sector News

Innovatively designed batteries offer a way for vehicles to move away from their dependence on fossil fuels

There has been little mass-market uptake of new battery design, however. In the last century, only four types of battery have been used: manganese oxide; lead acid; nickel; and lithium ion,
which is a relative newcomer, introduced in 1991. To understand how innovation moves from research and development (R&D) to application and the mass market, scientists perform technology lifecycle (TLC) analyses, often focusing on R&D and basic research. This study adds an additional indicator — start-up companies — to explore the early phases of how batteries transition from science into industry…read more

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