Cyclotron Road partners with UC Berkeley to expand support for science and hard technology innovation

Cyclotron Road innovators can now access the labs and expertise of UC Berkeley faculty in driving their scientific research toward commercial products. A newly created Visiting Entrepreneurial Research Fellows program will let entrepreneurial scientists and engineers do applied research on UC Berkeley’s Campus in collaboration with faculty, while retaining rights to commercialize the resulting inventions.
 

Sepion Technologies and Visolis win Phase II STTR and SBIR awards

Sepion Technologies, led by Cyclotron Road innovator Peter Frischmann (Cohort Two) was recently awarded a Phase II STTR award totaling $1,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy, while Visolis Inc., let by alumnus Deepak Dugar (Cohort One), was recently awarded two Phase II SBIR awards, one from the U.S. Department of Energy and the other from the National Science Foundation.

Metamorphosis: Peter Frischmann on pivoting, ARPA-E, and becoming a businessman

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.

Raymond Weitekamp and Richard Wang selected as Forbes 30 Under 30

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.