Lionano is a next-generation battery technology company dedicated to rapid research, development, and commercialization of advanced battery materials.

Lionano was founded in 2013 by a group of Cornell University PhD and MBA alumni, in collaboration with Héctor D. Abruña, a distinguished professor of electrochemistry at Cornell. With an initial grant from PowerBridgeNY, a collaboration between Cornell NYC Tech, Columbia University, and other institutions, the team of Cornell scientists and business students conducted extensive customer interviews and market validation to shape their strategy for the development of commercially viable advanced battery materials. This market research enabled the rapid development, production, and commercialization of Lionano’s proprietary high-performance, low cost, and scalable drop-in cathode material. The material enables cells with higher energy density and longer cycle life at low cost.