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Event Type: 
Maxwell plus - for events co-organised by the Maxwell programme

Innovation Seminar Series Talk - online

"Partner and conquer: The Journey of Echion’s superfast charging battery from lab to market"
Dr Jean de La Verpillière,  CEO and Co-Founder, Echion Technologies


About the Speaker

Jean is a co-founder and the CEO of Echion Technologies. Prior to co-founding Echion, Jean was the University of Cambridge NanoDTC Translational Fellow, bridging the gap between academia and businesses. Following graduate studies in Ecole Centrale Paris, France he investigated novel battery materials during his PhD at Cambridge University Engineering Department. Jean is the recipient of multiple scientific and business awards, including the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list.


About the Company

Echion Technologies (“Echion”) is a leading developer of next generation materials for Lithium-Ion batteries. Its products deliver a unique combination of fast-charging capability, cost-effectiveness, and high energy density; vital for the world’s shift towards decarbonisation through pervasive electrification.

Echion was born in the labs of the University of Cambridge Engineering Department. The company spun-out in 2017 with the ongoing support of Cambridge Enterprise and the academic co-founders Adam Boies and Michael De Volder. Echion is now based in Sawston, Cambridge (UK), where their state-of-the-art facilities are fully-equipped to invent the battery materials of tomorrow, produce them at the pilot scale, and integrate them into battery cells.


About the Seminar Series

This series of seminars happen monthly and speaker will present their ideas and experiences on how innovation impacts their endeavours. 

  • We have a varied list of speakers, from academics turned in to entrepreneurs all the way to established companies. 
  • THe format is a 45 minute talk, followed by Q&A
  • Attendance is free 

Come and join the talk with Jean. Please register for the event here or send an email to


Thursday, 18 November, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30
Contact name: 
Alexandra Huener
Contact email: 
Event location: 
Zoom Meeting