QinetiQ and AMTE Power enter research and manufacturing partnership
AMTE Power Ltd (AMTE), based in Thurso, Scotland, and QinetiQ Limited (QinetiQ), based in Farnborough, Hampshire, have agreed to work in partnership to develop next generation battery cells.
Under license, AMTE Power will use their manufacturing expertise to utilise the world leading QinetiQ experience in battery technology and research to scale-up to deliver new products, manufactured in Thurso, Scotland, to an international customer base.
The partnership will allow customers to build products that don’t rely on standard mass-produced cells from the existing supply chain. The agreement will allow both AMTE and QinetiQ to develop a mutually beneficial relationship whereby both use each other's skills to exploit the patent portfolios and drive fast and sophisticated advancement of batteries and energy storage products.
Kevin Brundish CEO of AMTE Power commented:
“The combination of world leading British innovation from QinetiQ coupled with the manufacturing capability of AMTE allows customers access to new and exciting energy storage options, giving them a choice beyond the existing supply chain. The new products will see step change in capability and alternative options for our technology customers.”
Mike Sewart, Director of Research & Innovation of QinetiQ commented:
“We recognise that our strengths lie in research, prototyping and scale-up of cutting edge battery technology and not in large-scale manufacturing. This partnership exemplifies how we wish to work with ecosystem partners in future. Partners like AMTE can help us to exploit our research and technology, taking it to a broader customer base, whilst providing us with the manufacturing support and expertise we need.”
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