Imprint Energy was founded in 2010 with the goal of designing an inherently safe, non-toxic, solid-state battery technology. The California startup’s core technology was based on CEO and Co-Founder Christine Ho’s doctoral work at UC Berkeley.
Imprint Energy has developed a safe, rechargeable zinc battery well-suited to power the next generation of electronics, including billions of IoT devices, sensors, and wearables. Their ZincPoly™ chemistry and low-cost, highly scalable printing process produce ultra-thin, flexible, and customizable batteries. Imprint’s batteries are as thin as two sheets of paper and have a higher power density than other alternatives.
What makes them special?
Standard commercial printers can be used to produce Imprint’s batteries, enabling contract manufacturers and others to design and produce custom, ultra-thin batteries for next-generation devices. Moreover, the batteries can be “co-manufactured” with sensors, circuitry, and antennas, providing a new way to manufacture integrated devices that is more environmentally friendly and low cost. Imprint is in early commercialization and is already printing and shipping large volumes for market pilots.