Business ExpandingJETRO supports QuantumScape Corporation (NYSE: QS) with opening an office in Kyoto City (Kyoto Research Park; KRP)

Jul 14, 2023

JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) supported QuantumScapeExternal site: a new window will open., a California-based developer of next-generation solid-state lithium-metal batteries, with opening an office in Kyoto City (Kyoto Research Park; KRP). IBSC provided market reports and incentive information, arranged meetings with Kyoto City, and introduced service providers (administrative scriveners, tax accountants, labor and social security attorneys, real estate agencies, and recruitment agencies).

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QuantumScape is developing solid-state lithium-metal battery technology that is designed to deliver a combination of high energy density, or driving range, enhanced safety and fast charging capabilities, which is difficult to achieve with conventional lithium-ion battery chemistries. The company has a close partnership with Volkswagen Group and has agreements with five other major global automakers.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, QuantumScape has been working with automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and equipment and materials suppliers in the Asia-Pacific region for several years. As the company’s first regional base, the Japan office will perform functions such as evaluating new materials and equipment and strengthening collaboration with partners. The new QuantumScape Japan office will also have a state-of-the-art laboratory for battery research and development.

QuantumScape Laboratory Facility

QuantumScape Laboratory Facility

24-layer Prototype Battery Cell in the QuantumScape Format

A QuantumScape facility in San Jose, California USA

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