The Faraday Institution Entrepreneurial Fellowship programme supports researchers across the UK looking to create new businesses and commercialise battery technologies. These fellowships have been set up to facilitate the creation of new business opportunities that have emerged from Faraday Institution research programmes and elsewhere from the broader UK battery research community. The programme provides seed funding, business support and mentoring to maximise the potential of success and accelerate the spin-out process.

Read more about the application process, eligibility and funding available.

Introducing our Entrepreneurial Fellows

Fellowships in Progress

Enough Energy

​​​Enough Energy is leveraging modular multilevel converter technology with batteries to develop a battery buffered EV charger enabling high-power EV charging from any location. ​​

IONETIC

Ionetic is developing and delivering a one-stop solution for battery pack design, test, and manufacture, leveraging vertical integration and its battery platform Arc, to achieve a cost savings of up to 90% in the development of automotive battery packs.

Molyon

As part of the LiSTAR project, researchers at the University of Cambridge have demonstrated the use of innovative lithiated metallic molybdenum disulfide nanosheets to increase the energy density of lithium-sulfur batteries. Spin-out Molyon has been set up to commercialise the IP-protected cathode material.

Recovolt

Recovolt is developing a cutting-edge battery discharge system deployed on end-of-life lithium-ion batteries to ready them for battery recycling, safely and at speed. The innovation addresses a productivity area that the recycling industry has identified as needing urgent action.

Taisan Energy

TaiSan Energy is developing a quasi-solid-state sodium-ion battery based on an innovative gel polymer electrolyte & a sodium metal anode. The entrepreneurial fellowship will allow the company to supply prototype pouch cells to customers for preliminary cell tests.

Ionworks

Ionworks is a battery modelling software startup built around the physics-based modelling software PyBaMM. The Fellowship is enabling it to ramp up development of professional interfaces to transform their prototypes into attractive, widely usable products.

Sention

Sention has developed a sensitive mapping technique that monitors reflected pulses of ultrasound to evaluate the physical properties of batteries with high special resolution. The Fellowship will allow a demonstration unit to be built.

Completed Fellowships

Illumion Illuminates the Inside of Batteries

A novel, low-cost technique for looking inside lithium-ion batteries and pinpointing potential defects is being commercialised to help speed up the development of promising new battery materials.

About Energy

About:Energy was set up to help commercialise the battery modelling capability developed by the Faraday Institution’s Multi-scale Modelling Project. The company aims to facilitate the use of battery modelling by UK industry, increasing the speed of battery prototype development and giving the organisations it works with a competitive advantage.

Cognition Energy

Cognition Energy is taking a physics-based approach to developing high performance batteries with a particular focus on thermal management to extend life and reduce cost of ownership.

Gaussion

This fellowship aims to propel a patented charging-enhancing technology with demonstrated charging time reductions of over 60% into commercial battery applications, from cordless power tools to electric vehicles.

Breathe Battery Technologies

By adapting the charging process to the unique, evolving health of every battery Breathe believes it can unlock substantial latent performance leading to a step reduction in charging with the potential to increase battery lifetime and decrease battery cost.

Solveteq

Solveteq is developing a new, low-energy, low-pollution, potentially low-cost chemical alternative to current smelting processes for lead-acid battery recycling. A lead acid battery is present in hybrid and electric vehicles.

QDot

While QDot’s heat transfer technology was originally developed for application in a nuclear fusion tokamak this University of Oxford spin out is applying its know how to battery applications with the aim of achieving a step change in the recharge rate of Li-ion batteries.