Cyclotron Road is a fellowship program that supports leading entrepreneurial scientists as they advance a project with the potential for global impact. Since 2015, we have awarded more than $13 million to 41 fellows who have gone on to generate more than $60 million in early stage funding to support their projects.

How it works

Every year, we recruit a Cohort of entrepreneurial scientists and engineers from around the world to join Cyclotron Road. For two years, our innovators are embedded in the Berkeley research ecosystem, where we provide them funding, access to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley, and a program of intensive mentorship, education, and networking. 

Our goal is simple: empower innovators to mature their ideas from concept to first product, positioning them to align with the most suitable commercial path to bring their technology to scale.

Video Feature:

Raymond Weitekamp was a fellow at Cyclotron Road from 2015 to 2016, supported by the US Department of Energy's EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office. This mini-documentary chronicles Weitekamp's journey from chemist to entrepreneur, and the birth of polySpectra’s first product, COR Alpha. Learn more about Weitekamp in this profile.

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