Working so closely with our innovators allows us to gain insight to the critical institutional, educational, and financial gaps they face between concept and first product. Over the coming months we will be working with several partners to pilot a number of new initiatives that are designed to address the most severe of these gaps.
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.
Mateo recently joined our team as the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Cyclotron Road. Prior to Cyclotron Road, Mateo was VP of Products and Programs for Tesla Energy at Tesla Motors.
Cohort Two innovator Zach Sun and his company Synvitrobio were featured in the May 6th issue of The Economist and Cohort One innovator Tom McDonald and chemist Zoey Herm of Mosaic Materials were featured in Nature.
Cuberg, led by Cohort Two innovator Richard Wang, and Mallinda, led by Cohort Two innovators Chris Kaffer and Philip Taynton, both have released videos of recent prototype demos.
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.
Cyclotron Road Founding Director Ilan Gur delivered an inspirational keynote address on February 27th, 2017 at the annual ARPA-E Summit.
Opus 12, led by Cyclotron Road alumnae Etosha Cave and Kendra Kuhl, recently joined the Autodesk Entrepreneur Impact Program.
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.