- 3 October 2017
- Transport / Logistics Services
UK government Business Secretary has announced the seven universities that will be “leading pioneering research” into the next generation of battery technology such as solid state batteries.
In a statement, the Department for Business said that the seven universities forming the Faraday Battery Institute are: Imperial College London; Newcastle University; University College London; University of Cambridge; University of Oxford; University of Southampton; and the University of Warwick.
The Faraday Institute has been given funding of £65 million from the government Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund which is part of the government’s planned £246 million investment in battery technology through its industrial strategy.
The UK Business Secretary said: “Through the Faraday Research Challenge we are cementing our position as the ‘go-to’ destination for battery technology so we can exploit the global transition to a low carbon economy.”
In a separate statement the Department for Business also said that it will shortly unveil the winners of its new £55m Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) testing infrastructure competition.
This follows the government opening the £100m CAV test bed competition in April, inviting proposals for how to create a “cluster of excellence” in driverless car testing, along the M40 corridor between Coventry and London.
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