Friends and colleagues,
Our team hit the ground running this year with our cohort setting the pace: two of our innovators were recognized on the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for energy last month. We're now working to finalize selections for our second cohort, which we'll announce at the ARPA-E summit in early March, and gearing up for a number of exciting events this spring.
Please read on below for the latest from Cyclotron Road.
The Cyclotron Road team
Making waves in Iowa: CalWave completes its tank test for the Wave Energy Prize
Cyclotron Road project lead Marcus Lehmann (second from right) and six CalWave team members travelled to the University of Iowa in January to test their latest prototype for offshore wave energy conversion. These tests, which were part of CalWave's participation in the U.S. Department of Energy Wave Energy Prize, measured the efficiency of a 1:50 scale prototype in simulated deep sea wave conditions. Calwave is one of 17 teams competing in the second phase of the contest. Check out a time lapse video of CalWave's tank tests here.
Marcus Lehmann and Nicholas Flanders named to Forbes 30 Under 30
Cyclotron Road project lead Marcus Lehmann and Opus 12 co-founder Nicholas Flanders were both named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list for energy. The 30 Under 30 list "recognizes the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents in 20 different sectors." The list includes fellow East Bay resident and NBA MVP Steph Curry, among others. Congratulations, Marcus and Nicholas!
Second cohort update: selections to be announced at the ARPA-E Summit
Our October cohort call garnered applicants across a broad spectrum of breakthrough technology areas and representing 16 different U.S. states. Check out the word map of technology descriptions from the applicant pool below.
We we have now narrowed down these candidates to a stellar set of finalist who will be visiting Berkeley Lab in February. We plan to announce the final selections at the ARPA-E summit in early March. Stay tuned!
Catch up with us at an event this quarter
Our program will be represented at the events below. Come say "hello" - We'd love to meet you!
BERC Energy Summit February 18th - 19th, Berkeley
ARPA-E Summit February 29th - March 2nd, Washington, D.C.