The UM Battery Lab is a campus research core offering academic and industrial users from
around the globe the expertise and resources required to prototype, test and analyze batteries
and the materials that go into them. The lab’s aim: work with the industrial and academic energy
storage community to bring together scientists and engineers, as well as suppliers and
manufacturers, to ease a bottleneck in battery development near the nation’s automotive
capital. The lab is available for any firm or researcher to use, and is a safe zone for IP-protected
discovery, scale-up, and testing of next-generation batteries and battery materials.
The Battery Lab, part of the Michigan Materials Research Institute, was developed by U-M in
cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Ford Motor Company.
Wired published an article regarding the lack of a prototype battery at Tesla's "Battery Day". The article can be found at the link below