Proof of concept activities begin, based on Professor Mino Green‘s work in the Dept of Electrical Engineering at Imperial College, funded by Imperial Innovations and supervised by Dr Paul Atherton
Nexeon founded as a spin-out company
Dr Rob Neat (former AEA Technology Batteries MD) joins as CEO
£500,000 invested by Dr Paul Atherton and Imperial Innovations in seed funding. Dr Atherton becomes Executive Chairman
Nexeon demonstrates continued performance increases from the technology and secures £4.25M investment
Nexeon commences scale-up and demonstration phase, moving to former AEA Technology Battery Research & Development facility near Oxford
Dr Rob Neat passes away suddenly
Dr Bill Macklin joins as CTO
Fully operational pilot plant, producing sufficient material to make high volumes of cells per day
Announced significant technical progress in proving the viability of silicon anode technology in terms of capacity and cycle life
£10m funding secured for B funding round
Dr Scott Brown appointed as new CEO
Nexeon cells achieve 500 full charge/discharge cycles at a capacity of 1200mAh/g, without significant fade being observed
The Company moves to superb new facilities at Milton Park in Oxfordshire and has a second pilot plant capable of higher production volumes
Nexeon produces Li-ion battery cells with the world’s highest capacity for their size at 3.2Ah – above the capacity of even the best equivalent commercially available Li-ion batteries
Nexeon raises another £40million and announces the intention to establish a 250 tonne pa manufacturing facility.
A collaboration is started with a global tier one automotive OEM, with a view to optimising the company’s technology for electric vehicle applications.
February – April 2012
Nexeon picks up three major awards and is shortlisted for another. The Climate Week award was given to Nexeon for the ‘Best Technological Breakthrough’.
Nexeon signs second NDA – this time with global consumer electronics partner
Nexeon forms partnership with globally active chemicals company Wacker. Wacker becomes a strategic investor in Nexeon
May – July 2013
Nexeon achieves both Environmental Management Certification – ISO 14001 and Quality Certification – ISO 9001
Hatazawa-san appointed as Chief Technology Officer from Sony
Nexeon opens Japan office in Tokyo
Nexeon completes commissioning of state-of-the-art manufacturing facility capable of producing 20 tonnes of product per annum.