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Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Ilika plc

Grant funding from Faraday Battery Challenge

RNS Number : 1479R
Ilika plc
12 June 2018

Ilika plc

("Ilika" or the "Company")


Grant funding from Faraday Battery Challenge


Ilika (AIM: IKA), a pioneer in solid-state battery technology and materials innovation, has received an offer of significant grant funding, through the Faraday Battery Challenge Programme, as announced today by the Business Secretary, Greg Clark*.


The Company is the lead partner in the PowerDrive Line project, which is one of 12 innovation projects that have been allocated a total of £22m of grant funding from the government's Faraday Battery Challenge programme. The Faraday Battery Challenge is part of the government's Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which brings together world-leading research with businesses to take on the major societal and economic challenges of our time.


The PowerDrive Line project underpins the recently announced extension of the Company's Stereax® solid-state battery roadmap to develop large format cells for the next generation of safer, high-power electric car batteries. In particular, the project will develop a process for manufacturing the batteries at scale and technology for ultra-fast charging. Ilika will establish a pre-pilot line for high power solid-state cells as well as developing the materials supply chain.


Further details of the funding, programme timescale and consortium partners will be provided once the contracts have been completed. 




For more information contact:


Ilika plc

Graeme Purdy, Chief Executive

Tel: 023 8011 1400

Steve Boydell, Finance Director

Liberum Capital Limited

Tel: 020 3100 2000

Neil Elliot, Jill Li, William Hall

Walbrook PR Ltd

Tel: 020 7933 8780 / [email protected]

Paul Cornelius

Mob: 07866 384 707

Lianne Cawthorne

Mob: 07584 391 303






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