Cyclotron Road has established a unique and influential network of supporting partners, including major companies, industry executives, investors, and experienced entrepreneurs. These relationships need active and insightful management to create the biggest impact for our innovators and our organization, while providing exceptional value for our partners. We are looking for an entrepreneurial, self-driven Partnerships Manager to build and cultivate strategic relationships for Cyclotron Road and its innovators. The Partnerships Manager will play a critical role as part of the core Cyclotron Road team.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has business development and corporate development experience
  • Brings experience as a founder, early employee, or executive of a hard tech startup
  • Has exceptional communication and relationship building skills
  • Feels like the world's scientific and entrepreneurial talent should be focused on more serious pursuits than dog-walking apps
  • Understands that innovation starts with people, not ideas

The Partnerships Manager will be hired as a full time employee of Activation Energy with competitive salary and full benefits. Read the full position description here.

About Cyclotron Road

Cyclotron Road is a groundbreaking fellowship program that supports hard science innovators as they advance their ideas from concept to viable first product. Our goal is simple: allow innovators to mature their ideas to the point where the most suitable commercial partners can take over. We currently support 16 innovators across 12 teams, all developing hard technologies with the potential for transformative impact on the energy sector. Our third cohort will start later this spring, adding another 10 innovators to our community.

Launched as a pilot program by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) in May 2014, Cyclotron Road is today managed as a partnership between Berkeley Lab and Activation Energy, an independent not-for-profit organization. This partnership provides a platform for deeper engagement with private sector partners, allowing Cyclotron Road to more effectively address the most critical barriers facing our innovators as they move toward the market.