ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) has offered to transfer the in-house developed li-ion cell technology to competent industries on a ‘non-exclusive’ basis to establish Li-ion cell production facilities in the country.
Li-ion cells find wide applications in electronic gadgets, telecommunication, industrial applications as well as in aerospace. This initiative is expected to enable Zero Emission Policy of India and accelerate the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry, ISRO said in a statement said.
According to ISRO, presently, Lithium-ion battery is the most dominating battery system which finds applications for a variety of societal needs, including mobile phones, laptops, PDA, cameras and many other portable consumer gadgets. Recent advances in Li-ion battery technology have made it the preferred power source for electric and hybrid electric vehicles also.
“VSSC, ISRO is now offering to transfer this technology to competent Indian industries/start-ups on non-exclusive basis to establish Li-ion cell production facilities in the country that can produce cells of varying size, capacity, energy density and power density catering to the entire spectrum of power storage requirements,” the ISRO said.
The RFQ intends to qualify and short-list industries in India/start-ups based on eligibility criteria through an open evaluation process in accordance with the procedures laid down, ISRO said in its website.