If you're not familiar with the Nobel Prize let me tell you...
It is a set of prestigious annual international awards across several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions to reward and recognise significant academic, cultural, or scientific advances.
Today, I was extremely pleased to see that the Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to three key developers of Lithium-Ion batteries.
In the new, modern, digital and connected world where so many of us are becoming increasingly reliant on (yet often take for granted) the technology that we are undeniably addicted to; mobile phones, electronics, tablets, digital watches and many more gadgets and gizmo's that we simply 'couldn't live without', we have to applaud the outstanding contributions made by John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino.
Their work has sparked the portable technology revolution as well as the transition towards electric mobility. Their work has enabled the world to move away from fossil fuels and in particular, has enabled us instead focus on cleaner, greener battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
These geniuses have played their part in the fight against climate change and here at Hyperion, we are playing ours. By connecting the best people with the best cleantech companies, the teams we build are achieving the best results for the best possible future of the clean energy and mobility revolution.
What role do you play?
The lithium-ion battery is a lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery that is used in everything from mobile phones to laptops to electric cars. The Nobel Committee said the device "created a rechargeable world".