The Faraday Institution supports an Industry Fellowship programme to foster relationships between industry and academic researchers. This innovative programme is strengthening ties between industry and academic battery researchers in the UK with the aim of establishing or enhancing collaborative research with the potential for near- and longer-term benefit to the UK battery industry.

The Fellowships are enabling academics and industrialists to undertake a mutually beneficial and collaborative energy storage research project. University researchers or members of UK industrial organisations are invited to apply for fellowships to advance a defined research project with commercial potential or which solves a critical industrial problem in an area that falls within the Faraday Institution’s remit of electrochemical energy storage research.

It is intended that the fellowship will enable a university researcher to work on a collaborative project in an industry setting, or a scientist employed in industry to work on a project within a university department. The personal and corporate links established by the fellow are likely to seed longer-term collaborations between the two sectors in the UK as well as contributing to the fellow’s career development.