Innovation Crossroads, supported by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, and Building Technologies Office, as well as the Tennessee Valley Authority, is an innovative program that serves as a platform for supporting and mentoring entrepreneurial researchers whose early-stage innovations are presently too challenging or technically uncertain to pursue in a venture capital-financed startup.
Innovation Crossroads embeds innovators at ORNL for up to two years through entrepreneurial mentorship and cooperative research and development. This unique fellowship opportunity allows selected innovators to leverage the Labs unique scientific facilities, equipment, capabilities, and experts to advance their early-stage scientific discoveries into potentially commercialize-able opportunities within an accelerated period of time.
Technology innovators are selected into the program through an annual competition. The Innovation Crossroads program intends to provide selected technology innovators with scientific/technical mentorship and access to unique R&D assets and scientific expertise at ORNL, a Department of Energy national laboratory, to incubate and translate innovations from proof-of-concept to proof-of-product.
Are you interested in learning more about Innovation Crossroads qualifications, benefits, and the application process? Register now for this upcoming informational webinar!