We are here to change things

Our Vision

E-mobility freedom for all

Electric mobility is great. But it’s no fun if everyone can’t benefit. With empty performance promises, high costs and vague sustainability claims, earlier hype in electric mobility has left people feeling a bit, well, underwhelmed. Electric mobility simply had to step up.

So, since 2018 we have been putting the greatest minds in Europe to the test and out came Innolith.
Our battery cells are set to make EVs more affordable and powerful and make all new forms of e-mobility a reality. Our batteries will empower the world to move faster and to tread lighter.

And we won’t stop until everyone’s moving electric.

Our Mission

We champion sustainable battery cell innovation to liberate e-mobility

From the start, we meant business.
Our ambition is bold – we target 99%+ of the battery market.

We have pioneered an entirely new battery technology, now independently validated (because claims are nothing without fact), that is already compatible with the future.

For us, it means reliable and pragmatic innovation – delivering world’s firsts, costing less, lasting longer, being faster and far safer, greener and performing whatever the weather – it’s the least our battery cells can do.

We are a multi-talented team of people, on a mission to make electric mobility a universal reality. Putting the skin into the game, every day.

OUR
JOURNEY

It has started in 2000 with the inventors of our technology – Dr. Laurent Zinck and Markus Borck, who had a vision of the world’s universal electric mobility, enabled by a high energy battery innovation.
After 18 years of researching inorganic liquid electrolyte technologies and working in the multiple battery start-ups, five years ago they have decided to set up their own – and Innolith was born.

In 2019, Innolith’s technology – a new class of electrolytes, an entirely new battery platform – demonstrated a breakthrough that opened a new path for a host of existing and emerging e-mobility industries.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, we now have an advanced Innovation Centre in Bruchsal, Germany and a business development office in China.

We have come a long way, delivering full cell B-samples to the
world since January 2022.

Locations

3

Basel, Bruchsal, Beijing

Employees

80+

in Switzerland, Germany and China

INVESTED CAPITAL

120

million dollars

COLLECTIVE R&D EXPERIENCE

1000

years

Our Innovation Centre in Germany – making history

Innolith has opened a state-of-the-art laboratory line in our Innovation Centre in September 2021, with full R&D facilities and a complete manufacturing cycle to deliver on our dream. Six months after full installation, we have a team of 70 with a millennium of collective industry experience and brilliant energy, already certified full cell samples and received outstanding independent validation results.

Furthermore, we are actively collaborating with multiple industry partners, who are putting our full cell B-samples through the toughest internal testing protocols with very exciting results.

Scaling up with Pilot Plant

Following rigorous testing protocols performed by a large variety of industry players in Europe and Asia, there is a clear commercial interest already in 2022/2023 that only an advanced cell manufacturing capacity can fulfil.

We are already conducting a thorough due diligence behind potential pilot plant locations.

This is an important milestone for Innolith in its commitment to empower global electric mobility freedom for everyone. We will deliver on this promise removing the compromises that current EV users are facing. Game on.

OUR LEADERSHIP 

Our journey to market leadership is backed by more than a 1000 years of our collective experience in R&D and business. By harnessing a millennium of understanding, we’re challenging the status-quo and charging the future. Today.

Konstantin Solodovnikov

Chief Executive Officer

Konstantin Solodovnikov

Chief Executive Officer

Konstantin Solodovnikov is the CEO of Innolith, joining the Board of Directors in October 2019. He brings 25 years of experience in international business development, sales and marketing, having held leading management positions across a number of multibillion mining and agro commodities trading businesses in Switzerland, Cyprus, Latvia and Russia.
Konstantin has an MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business.

Anna Kolonchina

Board Director

Anna Kolonchina

Board Director

Anna Kolonchina joined Innolith AG Board in September 2018. She has a unique blend of leadership experiences, with over 15 years’ of investment banking, serving on the Boards across multiple global industries as well as 12 years with the global financial markets, working at Deutsche Bank AG and Bankers Trust. Before joining Innolith AG Board, Anna served as an independent board member of Alacer Gold Corp. till its merger with SSR Mining. Currently, she is a CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Rigmora Holdings Ltd.

Dr. Laurent Zinck

Chief Scientist

Dr. Laurent Zinck

Chief Scientist

Dr. Laurent Zinck is Chief Scientist behind Innolith’s breakthrough battery technology, co-MD of Innolith’s Innovation Centre in Germany and a member of Innolith’s Board of Directors since April 2020. Laurent is the original I-STATE technology inventor – he has dedicated last 20+ years to break-through concepts of inorganic non-flammable lithium battery chemistries, with numerous patented inventions under his name already.
Laurent completed a doctorate in electrochemistry at the University of Witten-Herdecke, focusing on rechargeable devices that utilize inorganic components – proven to be much safer and longer lasting than any predecessors. This research led directly to the first non-flammable lithium accumulator and has now reached production readiness as patented I-STATE technology. Meanwhile, Laurent is continuing applied research into electrochemistry and, together with his team, works continuously to further improve Innolith’s technology.

Markus Borck

Chief Engineer

Markus Borck

Chief Engineer

Markus Borck is a co-inventor of many technological breakthroughs in Innolith’s products. He serves as Chief Engineer and co-MD of Innolith’s Innovation Centre (with R&D laboratory and pilot production) in Germany as well as a member of the Board of Directors since April 2020.
Markus has extensive experience in battery industry – over 20 years in engineering, battery formation and testing, cell design and application, electrical and thermal management and related evaluation for rechargeable lithium batteries across several start-ups as well as an electrical engineering degree from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences with primarily focus on lithium-ion and lithium-ion polymer systems.

Yuri Bogdanov

Non-Executive Director

Yuri Bogdanov

Non-Executive Director

Yuri Bogdanov is a Non-Executive Director at Innolith AG and joined the Board in August 2021. During his 20+ year career, he has worked with both Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young and led complex M&A and massive restructuring projects across several industries. Yuri holds a Certified Public Accountant qualification from the New Hampshire State Board of Accountancy and Master degree in Corporate Finance. He works as an Advisor to the Trustees and Tax and Risk Management Officer at Rigmora Holdings Ltd. and serves as a Non-Executive Director for Monaco Football Club.

Konstantin Solodovnikov

Chief Executive Officer

Konstantin Solodovnikov

Chief Executive Officer

“25+ years experience in international sales, marketing, business and new venture development, having held leading management positions across a number of multibillion mining and agro commodities trading businesses in Switzerland, Cyprus, Latvia and Russia.
MBA, Chicago Booth, USA

Florian Wolf

Chief Financial Officer

Florian Wolf

Chief Financial Officer

14+ years investment banking experience
Former Head of Electric Vehicles EMEA at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
M.A. Business Administration, Mannheim University, Germany

Markus Borck

Chief Engineer

Markus Borck

Chief Engineer

20+ years experience in battery engineering, battery formation and testing, cell design and application related evaluation
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering Karlsruhe University of Applied Science, Germany

Dr. Laurent Zinck

Chief Scientist

Dr. Laurent Zinck

Chief Scientist

20+ years experience in research and development of lithium batteries
World renown expert in inorganic liquid electrolyte systems
PhD in electrochemistry, University Witten-Herdecke, Germany

Carrie Lin

GM China

Carrie Lin

GM China

20+ years management functions with focus in sales & marketing in energy industry
B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Michael Zhang

Director Production Development

Michael Zhang

Director Production Development

6+ years in battery capacity expansion projects
M.Sc. in project management, Shandong University, China

Anna Sergeenko

Head of accounting and reporting

Anna Sergeenko

Head of accounting and reporting

15+ years experience in accounting and financial reporting
B.Sc. Accounting & Finance, Moscow University, Russia

Nicole Roth

Director Sales

Nicole Roth

Director Sales

10+ years sales and business development experience in the automotive industry, 5+ years in the battery industry
MBA ESB Reutlingen, Germany

Stefan Häseli

Director Product Management

Stefan Häseli

Director Product Management

20+ years experience in the energy industry
MBA FHBB in Switzerland

Stéphane Rogazy

Director Supply Chain

Stéphane Rogazy

Director Supply Chain

15+ years experience in Management, Operations and Supply Chain.
MBA IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

Dominik Rehbock

Director Strategy

Dominik Rehbock

Director Strategy

3+ years in strategy consulting at Bain & Company with focus on Technology, Industrial Goods & Private Equity
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

George Hull

Director Manufacturing / Production

George Hull

Director Manufacturing / Production

11+ years with UK Battery Industrialization Centre and Jaguar Land Rover, Experience leading operations and manufacturing engineering functions in Lithium ion battery production.
BSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK

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Michael Hassler

Head of Industrialization Electrolytes

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Michael Hassler

Head of Industrialization Electrolytes

Senior industry executive with 30+ years experience in the fine chemical and custom manufacturing industry with a focus on chemical process development, project management and business development.

PhD, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, formerly University of Karlsruhe)

UNIVERSITY COLLABORATIONS

high capacity and alternativE anode
Next Generation Cathode Materials
Cell diagnostic, Cell and electrode design, process development