Our 2016 Annual Report captures the key outcomes of the Cyclotron Road Pilot, including our latest thinking about what Cyclotron Road is and why it matters, a detailed retrospective of what happened during the pilot, and some thoughts on where we go from here.
Last fall, mere months after joining Cyclotron Road Cohort 2, Sepion Technologies shifted its focus and was awarded funding via the prestigious ARPA-E IONICS program. I sat down with co-founder Peter Frischmann a few weeks after the award was announced to chat about this early success and what it means for him and his company.
Opus 12, led by Cyclotron Road alumni Etosha Cave and Kendra Kuhl, recently won the $400,000 Grand Prize in the inaugural Roddenberry Prize competition. They were featured on Fast Company's Co.Exist for winning the award.
Hawaii's Energy Excelerator (EEx) announced today that Opus 12, led by Cyclotron Road innovators Etosha Cave, Kendra Kuhl and co-founder Nicholas Flanders, was selected to join its 2017 Cohort.
Cyclotron Road Innovators Raymond Weitekamp, founder of PolySpectra, and Richard Wang, cofounder of Cuberg, were both selected as part of the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Energy. Weitekamp and Wang join previous Cyclotron Road 30 Under 30 honorees Marcus Lehmann and Colin Bailie, who were part of the list in 2016.
Opus 12, led by Cyclotron Road Innovators Etosha Cave and Kendra Kuhl, and co-founder Nicholas Flanders, was recently awarded nearly $2,000,000 by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) as part of it's REFUEL program.
The first Cohort of innovators will be graduating from Cyclotron Road over the next few months, bringing the pilot phase of our experiment to a close. As we approach this milestone, our team has been reflecting on what we’ve accomplished, working to understand what we’ve learned, and sharpening our focus for the next chapter.
Berkeley Lab Staff Scientist and Sepion Technologies Co-foudner Brett Helms won a prestigious R&D 100 award from R&D Magazine last month, for his groups development of polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) for lithium sulfur batteries.
Cyclotron Road has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 East Bay Innovation Awards in the Catalyst category. The winners will be announced at the annual award ceremony on March 9th, 2017 at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
Polyspectra was featured last month in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) as part of the magazine's annual "10 Startups to Watch" list.
CalWave, led by Cyclotron Road Innovator Marcus Lehmann, has placed 2nd out of 92 teams in the US Department of Energy Wave Energy Prize.
On Thursday, September 29th, Cyclotron Road hosted Activate 2016, our first ever Demo Day, at the Scottish Rite Temple on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland. Activate had a simple goal: gather the leading hard tech investors and industry players from across the energy innovation ecosystem to showcase the astonishing progress our teams have made.
Visolis was recently awarded a $600,000 SBIR Phase II award from the US Department of Agriculture.
Spark Thermionics announced their first private financing round at Activate 2016 on September 29th.
Opus 12 -- led by Cyclotron Road innovators Kendra Kuhl and Etosha Cave, along with co-founder and CEO Nicholas Flanders -- continues its impressive effort building a strong coalition of support to commercialize their record-breaking CO2 recycling reactor.
Fortune reporter Katie Fehrenbacher came to visit Cyclotron Road in late September and spent some time getting an update from the program team, as well innovators Raymond Weitekamp, founder of polySpectra, and Jared Schwede co-founder of Spark Thermionics.
Mosaic Materials, led by Cyclotron Road innovator Tom McDonald, has closed a seed round with Canadian investment firm Evok Innovations.
Spark Thermionics, led by Cyclotron Road innovator Jared Schwede, was recently awarded $100,000 by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Nobel laureates Bob Grubbs and Steven Chu both visited Cyclotron Road over the summer. In true startup fashion, Tom and Jeff met with Chu in our makeshift meeting room (endearingly dubbed "The Cave"), complete with a white sheet as projection screen.
Marcus Lehmann and the CalWave team spent the last two weeks competing in the final gate of the DOE Wave Energy Prize at the Navy's Carderock facility in West Bethesda, Maryland. The winner will be announced on November 16th, 2016