3rd July 2012 – OXFORDSHIRE, UK -- Nexeon – the company making rapid progress in the development of next generation lithium-ion batteries – has been selected for inclusion in a special exhibition being put on at The Science Museum, London. Nexeon has been selected by the judges for the ‘Make it in Great Britain Challenge’.
The Make it in Great Britain Challenge is a national competition to find the most promising and cutting-edge British innovations. It is organized by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and is part of the Make it in Great Britain campaign - which aims to transform the image of UK manufacturing.
Visitors to the Make it in Great Britain exhibition at the Science Museum, which runs from 24th July to 9th September, can vote for the entry which impressed them the most.
Nexeon’s technology uses specially structured silicon to replace carbon as the anode in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, and this can deliver performance benefits in a range of consumer devices as well as accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. Nexeon’s exhibit will be on show from 5th August.
The Company is growing fast, and has achieved several technology milestones in recent years, including producing Li-ion battery cells with the world’s highest capacity for their size. Last year, Nexeon raised £40 million to establish a UK manufacturing facility for its silicon materials.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “The UK is full of creative manufacturing expertise, and I’m delighted that we are able to celebrate some of the best pre-market ideas through the Challenge.”
“We’re honoured and thrilled to be part of this important initiative”, said Dr Scott Brown, CEO of Nexeon. “Our commercial partners appreciate our strong UK-based technical strengths, but also our ability to partner with them on a global basis.”
Nexeon is already in commercial discussion with a number of major corporations in selected application sectors.