How Deepak Dugar is Fermenting Change in the Chemical Industry

By displacing petroleum-derived material feedstocks with engineered, bio-based alternatives, Visolis is focused on creating renewable products for the circular economy. With key pieces of the puzzle now set in place, Visolis’s founder, Deepak “Sultan of Scale” Dugar, is moving the firm from pilot scale to mass production.

Cyclotron Road Fellows Awarded More Than $6 Million in Dept. of Energy Funding

Antora Energy, Fervo Energy, Mosaic Materials and Visolis—four startups founded by Cyclotron Road fellows and alumni—received a total of $7.5 million in funding from a pair of Department of Energy offices as well as from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (APRA-E) this month.

Cohort Two Startup Synvitrobio Raises Seed Round, Rebrands, Adds CSO

Founded by Cohort Two fellow Zachary Sun, Synvitrobio has announced an oversubscribed $2.6 million seed funding round as well as a new name—Tierra Biosciences—and the appointment of a chief scientific officer, Louis Metzger, who has a background in drug discovery at Novartis.

Q&A with former DARPA director Arati Prabhakar

“I’ve been a big fan of what Cyclotron Road is doing,” said former DARPA director Arati Prabhakar. “One of the big strengths is that it recognizes that there’s not a single recipe to figure out how every new insight progresses. Helping these researchers become entrepreneurs and figure out what the path is for their particular advance…that is extremely powerful.”

Introducing Our Fourth Cohort of Entrepreneurial Technology Fellows

We are thrilled to announce our next cohort of Cyclotron Road fellows. These 13 scientists and engineers will spend the next two years embedded at Berkeley Lab, advancing their technology innovations from promising concepts to first products.

Uphill, But Worth It: Mateo Jaramillo's Cyclotron Road Story

It’s a good question, the one that Bob Dylan once asked, about how many roads a person must walk down. Conventional wisdom tells you the paths are many, but sometimes it’s just about finding the right one. This crystallized for me with my recent stint as an executive-in-residence with Cyclotron Road.

How Software Designed to Study Particle Accelerators Could Lead to More Efficient Energy Generation

A recent study published in the journal Applied Physics Letters details an important finding that could advance a type of solid state power generator with broad application potential for clean energy.

Cuberg closes seed funding round led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Cyclotron Road fellow Richard Wang, whose startup Cuberg enables safe, high-performance batteries for critical applications, has closed a second round of seed funding, led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures. This second round brings Cuberg’s total funding to $3.3 million in grant funding and investment to date.

An electric affair: Activate 2017 rallies the Cyclotron Road community for the second year in a row.

Activate 2017 was the second event we’ve held to bring together our broader stakeholder community and give them a chance to hear from our innovators and engage with their vision for future technology.