Battery Fingerprint Technologies has advanced to the semi-final of the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge. This is a terrific accomplishment considering there were more than 180 entering teams and only 38 Semi-finalist teams. The $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge at the NYU Stern School of Business is one of the largest and most innovative accelerator programs in the world. More than 750 students, alumni and faculty members from 16 schools across NYU’s campus compete for a combined $300,000 in cash and startup services.
Currently the ability to test batteries non-invasively is limited to basic tests of physical characteristics such as mass, and voltage and resistance measurements. The internal workings of a battery cannot currently be assessed without destroying the battery itself. This is a huge roadblock to the development of more powerful devices. Our technology presents a major and unique step forward in battery testing technologies, allowing us to scan the inside of a battery using an MRI scanner. The technique gives information about the state of charge of the battery (the remaining charge in the battery) and its health, and provides key indicators about the way materials are distributed inside the battery case. This is crucial information in any process involving new battery designs and new battery materials. Learn more ->