Battery Innovation is Exploding on All Fronts!
- Hear from today’s most exciting innovators about battery
breakthroughs over the 3-10 year timeframe – the best economics
and quickest path to commercialization
- Hear from top analysts & VCs about technologies most suited for
the growing range of applications and market segments, including
stop-start, regenerative braking, hybrids, full plug-in EVs, personal
electronics and grid storage
- Network with the leading funders and licensors of next
generation energy storage platforms
Principal Scientist, Materials,
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder,
KLEINER, PERKINS, CAUFIELD & BYERS
The “EV revolution” has gone from dream to reality. By 2012, tens of thousands of Volts, Leafs and Roadsters will be on the highways; and the hybrid powertrain is everywhere, in ever-growing variants. Not surprisingly, storage and transportation are leading venture cleantech investments in 2011. R&D directors, innovators and investors are now working feverishly to push the performance of electrode materials for Lithium Ion chemistries, the dominant solution for the next three years. Beyond that, entirely new electrochemistries and architectures, such as metal air, solid state, ionic liquids, flow batteries and others are being explored. However, full EVs are still too expensive for the mass market. To get to the “Ten Millionth EV,” order of magnitude changes in battery performance and price are required.
With developments taking place so fast on so many fronts, knowing where to place investment bets, how to plan corporate strategies and focus laboratory initiatives can be daunting. Since energy storage has multiple performance parameters, it is not a “one winner” race – different solutions will work for different powertrains and markets, or even open entirely new markets.
The 2nd Annual 10X Battery R&D will provide the definitive showcase for innovation in platform chemistry and battery design over the three-to-ten year innovation timeline. Innovators will address cost, materials availability, manufacturability, and timeline to commercialization for their breakthroughs. Analysts and VCs will survey the current and emerging market niches for advanced storage and “handicap” which technologies will best fit which niches. This event will be an essential tool for competitive analysis, designing new research and investment programs, as well as a prime networking opportunity for those with technology to license or funds to invest.
Colorado State University
Growing Energy Labs, Inc. (GELI)
IDC Energy Insights
Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lux Research Inc.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Pangaea Ventures Ltd.
Stony Brook University
Toyota Research Institute of North America
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Dayton, Ohio