The Nanotech Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), part of the University of Southampton, is set to receive £3.3m ($5.11m) to develop nanotechnology research facilities.

The grant, which was awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, will be used to develop ‘trial run’ amounts of solid-state batteries and other energy storage devices in order to address the lack of support between prototype and full commercialisation.

Professor Brian Hayden, co-founder of Southampton spin-out Ilika, will manage the grant. The 2004 spin-out,…

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