Founded in 2007 out of the collaboration of CalTech and CNRS, the French National Center of Scientific Research, Contour Energy Systems is a next-generation battery company reshaping the portable power industry. The company is pioneering breakthrough advancements in new fluorine-based battery chemistries, nano-materials science and manufacturing processes.
Amassing over 60 patented and patent-pending technologies, Contour is developing advanced primary and next-generation rechargeable battery systems optimized to meet the most demanding power and energy density, reliability and safety requirements. Its battery systems are also being designed to perform in the most extreme operating environments with significantly improved price/performance. Contour is commercializing and licensing its technology portfolio to address a wide range of applications spanning the transportation, government and defense, medical, industrial and portable electronics markets.
The company's world-class executive management team is comprised of a "Who's Who" of decorated battery industry veterans and research specialists. This includes co-founder Dr. Robert Grubbs, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry with CalTech, as well as leading executives from Energizer, Duracell, ConocoPhillips and Ultralife. Collectively, this executive leadership team provides Contour with significant competitive advantages through its critical experience in transitioning technological developments into commercially successful products.
Contour maintains exclusive technology licensing agreements with the California Institute of Technology as well as strategic partnerships with Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, Schlumberger, and other academic and private institutions.
As a result of its most recent funding efforts, Contour has completed a new state-of-the art headquarters, R&D laboratory and prototype manufacturing facility in Azusa, California as well as a cathode powder manufacturing site in Yuma, Arizona.