SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CONNECT, a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, recently announced the winners of its 30th annual Most Innovative New Product Awards. The prestigious competition, which begins each year in the spring and culminates in the awards ceremony at the end of the year, is an annual signature event at CONNECT that recognizes and lauds stars of innovation and their latest groundbreaking products.
Amionx™ SafeCore™ is a transformative technology that acts like a circuit breaker to prevent lithium-ion batteries from being the source of a fire or an explosion, which is typically due to three primary causes:
- Internal short
- External heat
Existing techniques, while improving safety, do not eliminate lithium-ion batteries from being the source of a fire or explosion. These existing techniques typically focus from the outside-in with the use of robust battery management systems, hardened shells and fire-retardant chemicals which add weight and expense. Amionx is focused on safety from the core of the battery outward and works even when other safety measures fail or are not activated. The key attributes of Amionx SafeCore are:
- Activates by trigger of temperature, current or voltage thresholds
- Virtually no increase to the bill of materials for the battery
- No incremental capital cost
- Longer lifetime of battery
- Longer shelf life of battery
- Maintains attractive qualities of lithium-ion batteries such as energy density
- Opens or expands market opportunities for greater use of lithium-ion batteries that are currently limited by safety concerns including electric vehicles and power storage applications
- Allows for design of smaller and lighter battery systems
- Applicable to other chemistries as well as solid state
Amionx is a spinout from American Lithium Energy (ALE). ALE was originally founded in 2006 by Dr. Jiang Fan and Dr. Robert Spotnitz who are both widely recognized as foremost experts in battery technology. ALE has been designing, manufacturing and supplying batteries to the Department of Defense for more than ten years. ALE's batteries are designed for use in the most demanding military and commercial applications where energy, power and safety are critical.
"We are honored by this recognition from CONNECT," said Jenna King CEO of Amionx. "The greater San Diego area is a hub for innovation and CONNECT has a long history of helping companies from the region grow and succeed. The incidents of fires and explosions caused by lithium-ion batteries across a range of products has been increasing due to their broad use. We look forward to seeing SafeCore implemented in all lithium-ion batteries globally to enhance the efforts the battery industry has pursued to make them safer."
Winners of the award were selected from the following categories: Cleantech, Sustainability, and Energy; Defense, Aerospace, and Transportation; Information Communication Technologies; Life Science Diagnostics and Research Tools; Life Science Products, Clinical Stage; Medical Devices; Mobile Apps; Robotics and Unmanned Vehicles; Software & Digital Media; and Sport & Active Lifestyle Technologies. Each of these winners was recognized last night, November 30, at the 2017 Most Innovative New Product Awards presentation and dinner.
Amionx is a recognized leader in safe battery technology with headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. Our patented and proprietary SafeCore™ technology prevents batteries from being the source of explosion or fire without sacrificing the performance of the battery. This technology is transforming the current use of lithium-ion batteries and opening new market opportunities where lithium batteries would have been excluded primarily due to safety concerns. More information can be found on the Amionx website at www.amionx.com. Please visit us in the Qualcomm booth Central Hall #10948 at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas from January 9th-12th 2018.
CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world's most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.