South Korea’s LG Energy Solution (LGES) said it has signed an agreement with Seoul National University to collaborate on developing future battery technology.
LGES is Korea’s leading electric vehicle (EV) battery maker, ahead of Samsung SDI and SK On, with an expanding network of manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America.
The collaboration will be based on a university campus and focus on nine key areas, including the development of sulfide-based all-solid-state batteries and materials for lithium-sulfur batteries. The program also aims to develop technical talent for the future needs of the industry.
Shin Young-Joon, Chief Technology Officer of LGES, said in a statement: “Through this partnership, we will secure next-generation battery materials and analysis technologies, enhance customer value, and actively cultivate excellent human resources.”
Hong Yoo-Seok, dean of Seoul National University’s Faculty of Engineering, added: “This is an opportunity for us to further develop our research infrastructure and personnel. We hope that this latest partnership will contribute to the development of next-generation battery technologies.”