In episode 1 of the Battery Caffè podcast, we discuss the major challenges for companies seeking investment in this area, explore which other sectors companies can look at and/or learn from, and give some tips for companies seeking investment.

This first episode was inspired by our work on the Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme over the past few months. The Programme, launched in January 2021, took a selection of UK-based SMEs on a journey of training and bespoke workshops and culminated in an Investment Showcase in April 2021.

 

Guests

Sheena Hindocha | Knowledge Transfer ManagerMaterials Chemistry at KTN

Charlotte Thompson | Knowledge Transfer ManagerDigital Economy at KTN

Nikoleta Piperidou | Knowledge Transfer ManagerEnergy & Infrastructure / Lead Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network at KTN

Useful links and additional info:

  • The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network is co-funded by KTN and the Faraday Battery Challenge; visit ukbatteriesnetwork.org to find out more. Don’t forget to sign up if you’d like your organisation to feature in our landscape map.
  • The Faraday Investment Readiness Programme is delivered by Innovate UK and KTN – read more about the programme and meet the cohort here.
  • The Chemistry & Industrial Biotechnology SME accelerator programme is led by KTN and sponsored by Innovate UK. Read more about the programme here.

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