Managing Director, Technology—Program Team

Cyclotron Road is the world’s leading support program for hard technology innovators working to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.  In under three years, we have provided over $10M in direct support to 28 Cyclotron Road fellows, who have gone on to generate more than $30 million in early-stage funding for a broad range of technologies aimed at transforming global industries.

The Managing Director for Technology & Mentorship will be the primary advisor for our community of Cyclotron Road fellows, who represent some of the world’s leading hard technology innovators and founders. The Managing Director will also serve as Chief Technology Officer, providing leadership to the Cyclotron Road team and external stakeholders across academia, industry, finance, and government as we work to create the world’s leading platform to support the commercial application of hard science and technology. The Managing Director for Technology & Mentorship will be hired as a full time employee of Activation Energy with competitive salary and full benefits.

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About Cyclotron Road and Activation Energy

Cyclotron Road is an innovation program based in Berkeley, CA, where it operates the world’s first entrepreneurial research fellowship. As Cyclotron Road Fellows, top innovators are embedded at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for two years while they advance a project with the potential for global impact. Since 2015, Cyclotron Road has awarded more than $10 million directly to 28 innovators, who have gone on to generate more than $30 million in early-stage funding to support their projects.

Cyclotron Road is managed as a partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Activation Energy, an independent not-for-profit organization. This partnership provides a platform for deep engagement with both public and private sector partners, allowing Cyclotron Road to more effectively address the most critical barriers facing our innovators as they move their ideas from lab the market. Cyclotron Road is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, DARPA, the California Energy Commission, and a number of the world’s most influential corporations and philanthropies.