join us to Drive your innovation to impact


At Cyclotron Road, we believe people are the drivers of innovation. As a member of our cohort you will work side-by-side with other top energy innovators, engage with scientific experts, leverage cutting edge facilities at Berkeley Lab, and be surrounded by an unparalleled network of mentors, partners, and financiers. Our purpose: to drastically reduce the time and cost of critical technology development while helping you identify the most suitable business models, partners, and financing mechanisms for market entry and scalable impact. 

apply for our cohort program


Supported by the DOE EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office, our Cohort Program is a two year fellowship that supports hard science innovators developing energy technologies that have potential for broad impact on the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. Cohort innovators spend two years embedded at Berkeley Lab with an explicit mandate to bring their ideas to the point of commercial viability.

Our Cohort Program offers:

  • A two year fellowship, including a cash stipend, health insurance, and travel funds
  • Access to world-class research facilities and expertise at Berkeley Lab, along with $100k of project funds
  • Training, mentorship, and networking from our program team and network of advisors

Applications for our Cohort Program are currently closed. We expect to open applications for Cohort Four around October 1st, 2017.



Join a webinar to learn more about Cyclotron Road, meet other interested applicants, and ask questions to the program team. Each webinar is limited to 50 participants. Upcoming webinar dates:

  • Wednesday, June 14th at 1:00pm PST



Our program will be represented at the events below. Come say "hello" - We'd love to meet you!

  • NREL Industry Growth Forum April 13th - 14th, Denver, CO
  • "Open House" happy hour - RESCHEDULED - now 5:30pm, May 25th, Daily Pint, Berkeley, CA

All are welcome to join us for our Open House happy hour, which will run from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

  • VERGE Hawaii June 20th - 22nd, Honolulu, HI (Apply by April 10th)

Are you developing an innovative solution in energy, transportation, agriculture, water or infrastructure resilience? VERGE is seeking early-stage companies and entrepreneurs addressing market opportunities in these areas to participate in the VERGE Accelerate fast-pitch competition at VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit (June 20-22 in Honolulu). Applications will be accepted through April 10. Learn more and apply today: