HARTFORD–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that Cadenza Innovation, based in Danbury, was named July’s “Innovator of the Month.” Cadenza Innovation is a growth-stage company whose patented technology architecture – the ‘superCell' – enables a new generation of safer, higher performing, lower-cost, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries and energy storage solutions. Eliminating risk of fires and explosions, the U.S. Department of Defense-tested and UL Registered superCell technology platform fuels urban deployments due to its safe, flexible and space-efficient design, bolsters utility grid resilience, and powers a range of uses in the electric vehicle (EV) and commercial and industrial (C&I) sectors.

“Tackling the climate crisis requires bold, creative solutions to help us transition toward a greener future. The team at Cadenza is leading the way in safe, low-cost clean energy storage, and I look forward to seeing their continued growth in Connecticut,” said Murphy

“Connecticut has a rich history of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Cadenza Innovation has benefited greatly from this thriving ecosystem and we’re honored to be recognized by Senator Murphy,” said Cadenza Innovation Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud. “Federal efforts such as the Biden Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law combined with state-level support for cleantech innovation from leaders like Senator Murphy is critical to achieving a more resilient, cheaper, cleaner energy future. Encouraging dialogue, engagement and cooperation among key stakeholders at all levels – federal, state, local – is essential in fostering U.S. energy independence while also combating climate change. We must stop talking and start acting quickly, with an eye toward the future.”

Murphy believes entrepreneurship and innovation are the building blocks for a strong economy. In the U.S. Senate, he has introduced two bipartisan pieces of legislation to incentivize angel investors to put more money into startup companies—the Angel Tax Credit Act and the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act. Startup companies create an average of 2 million jobs each year.