An agreement between Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in lithium-ion battery cell technologies, and three of the North East’s leading Universities will provide support in education and R&D to enhance innovation.
The company has entered into an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities to benefit from their world-leading expertise.
The partnership will see the three universities providing Britishvolt with support in R&D and innovation with the view to becoming the educational providers of choice moving forward.
Dr. Allan Paterson, Chief Technology Officer, Britishvolt commented “We are delighted to enter into this partnership with three of the North East’s leading universities, helping us to explore collaborative R&D opportunities looking at future technology advancement and assist in building out the required skills needed to further the UK’s battery industry.
“Alongside the universities we are hoping to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by familiarising themselves with battery technology and the Britishvolt project.”
Britishvolt remains on track to begin construction of its Gigaplant, located in Northumberland, later this year, with production of battery cells due to begin in Q4 2023.