Apply to join Chain Reaction Innovations' (CRI) cohort 6! The two-year entrepreneurial fellowship program at Argonne National Laboratory is currently accepting applications for innovators who would like to bring their early stage tech to market. Applicants are chosen in early 2022 and the program begins in June 2022.
CRI offers financial and technical support to evolve early-stage R&D innovation into a viable energy or manufacturing business. Each innovator partners with an Argonne scientist who serves as the Principal Investigator, supporting the innovator’s R & D within the laboratory. Learn more about the benefits here.
As part of the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office's Lab Embedded Entrepreneurship Program, CRI supports innovators for two years as they develop and de-risk their technologies.
To learn more about applying for Cohort 6, register for one of our informational webinars. If you know someone who would be interested, please forward this website to them.
Wednesday, August 25 at 11am - Noon Central Time
Tuesday, September 14 at 7pm - 8pm Central Time
Friday, October 1 at 10am - 11am Central Time
Thursday, October 21 at 3pm - 4pm Central Time
CRI supports innovators with:
* $220,000 to support technical work at Argonne and over $100,000 per year for stipend and benefits
* A two-month extensive entrepreneurial training
* Networking opportunities with the Midwest energy ecosystem
* Mentorship and support from the CRI team, partnership with an Argonne scientist
In addition, through partnership agreements with mentor organizations such as the University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, mHUB and other ecosystem partners, Cohort 6 participants will get assistance developing business strategies, conducting market research, and finding long-term financing and potential commercial partners.
Working with the best and brightest from across the nation, the program teaches the entrepreneurship skills needed to develop transformative cleantech and innovations in advanced manufacturing.
The application period for CRI's Cohort 6 opens on September 21 and closes October 31 at 5 p.m.