StoreDot has displayed a battery that can charge a smartphone in 30 seconds at Microsoft’s Think Next Conference.
In a demonstration, a Samsung galaxy S4 when from a dead battery to full power in 26 seconds.
The device is still a prototype and is roughly the size of a cigarette packet.
The battery is bio-organic and uses tiny self-assembling nano-crystals. StoreDot founder Dr Myersdorf told the BBC that the technology has a range of uses.
"Batteries are just one of the industries we can disrupt with this new material. It is new physics, new chemistry, a new approach to devices," he said.
The battery is expected to be commercially ready in three years.