In the News 2019

To Create Prosperity, Free Market Competition Isn’t Enough—You Need Collaboration Too
May 15, 2019
Science’s commitment to communal effort is not at all new, but is a thread running deep in America’s long history of technological dominance. And it’s not all about private companies competing with each other, either: it’s about how the market can benefit from public investment.
Is Nanotech the Next Big Breakthrough in Longer-lasting Batteries?
South China Morning Post
May 7, 2019
In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting on nanotechnology – the use of minuscule parts – as the most likely to yield a breakthrough.
We Need to Rethink Agility for a New Era of Innovation
April 29, 2019
Over the past few decades, agility has largely meant moving faster and faster down a predetermined path. Over the next few decades, however, we’ll need to learn how to go slower and collaborate more effectively to deliver much larger impacts.
How Slippery Surfaces Allow Sticky Pastes and Gels to Slide
MIT News
April 22, 2019
Engineered surface treatment developed by JCESR researchers at MIT could significantly boost the overall efficiency of flow batteries.
Registration Open for 12th Annual Beyond Lithium-Ion Symposium
Argonne National Laboratory
April 11, 2019
The 12th annual Beyond Lithium-Ion Symposium on energy storage brings together scientists and engineers to discuss transformational advances and the further breakthroughs needed in scalable energy storage to go beyond the current state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries.
10 Disruptive Battery Technologies Trying to Compete with Lithium-ion
Solar Power World
January 29, 2019
Chicago-based research intelligence firm PreScouter recently released a report detailing 10 new battery technologies poised to disrupt the market over the next decade and usher in the next wave of high-performance batteries. Here’s a high-level look at the report findings.
Cleantech Innovations in the Midwest Need More Venture Capital Money
Medill Reports
January 28, 2019
Though still an industrial metropolis, Chicago is actively becoming a clean energy innovation hub for microgrids, electric cars and next generation battery research.


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