TechConnect Innovation Program

Solid-State Polymer Electrolyte Membrane

University of Minnesota, Minnesota, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A polymer electrolyte membrane that allows for the production of safer and longer lasting solid-state lithium batteries with a higher energy density. The ability to produce these electrolyte films in one step avoids complicated multistep syntheses, reducing production time and costs.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This improved polymer electrolyte membrane developed at the University of Minnesota has improved mechanical properties, better conductivity and is anticipated to be lower cost than the current state of the art. Ultimately, making lithium ion batteries safer and better performing.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 716

Website: www.research.umn.edu/techcomm/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: NSF Awards
Award #: DMR-1206459 Amount: $450,000
Award #: DMR-1006370 Amount: $480,000

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners