Wildcat Discovery Technologies has entered into a multi-year joint development agreement related to next-generation rechagreable battery chemistries with Asahi Kasei Corporation. This is Wildcat’s first multi-year partnership and marks the company’s evolution from project-based activities to extended strategic development partnerships
“Our objective with this partnership is to greatly improve rechargeable batteries for emerging applications, from mobile computing and communications to electric vehicles,” said Mark Gresser, CEO of Wildcat. “With Asahi Kasei’s R&D and manufacturing expertise and Wildcat’s unique ability to accelerate improvements in battery materials, we have the combined capabilities to design, develop and commercialize transformational advanced battery materials.”
“Wildcat’s unique high-throughput materials discovery capabilities are an excellent complement to our global R&D team,” said Tetsuro Ohta, President of Asahi Kasei E-Materials Corporation and head of Asahi Kasei Corporation’s new Advanced Battery Materials Development Center in Tokyo. “Together, we look forward to rapid innovation and commercialization of groundbreaking new battery materials.”
Since its founding in 2006, Wildcat has successfully applied its proprietary accelerated research methodologies on over 50 projects with leading chemical companies, cell makers and OEMs. Multi-year partnerships, like this one with Asahi Kasei, are indicative of the evolution and success of Wildcat’s business model and technology. Wildcat Discovery Technologies offers partners and clients a powerful discovery engine for new materials. Wildcat’s experienced team of scientists uses proprietary high-throughput tools to rapidly develop and optimize breakthrough materials for battery applications. In addition, the company performs collaborative work for corporate partners throughout the global supply chain.