David Danielson highlights Cyclotron Road on the EERE Blog

Last Wednesday, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) David Danielson featured Cyclotron Road on his blog and highlighted our upcoming cohort call, encouraging "entrepreneurial researchers with expertise in an energy-technology-related field to explore this exciting opportunity." Read the full post or check out the excerpt below:


...I am particularly excited about another new EERE technology-to-market program called Cyclotron Road. In an era of declining private-sector investment in early-stage energy technologies, many of our best and brightest engineers, scientists, and energy technology entrepreneurs are at risk of turning away from their pursuit of potentially groundbreaking new energy technologies.  Why? Developing energy technologies isn’t easy. It requires a lot of time and money and many traditional investors don’t have the stomach for it.

Cyclotron Road, the brainchild of former ARPA-E Program Director Ilan Gur and supported by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, was created to address just this problem. Cyclotron Road focuses on the gap between early-stage energy technology invention and high impact commercial outcomes by offering a home for top entrepreneurial researchers to advance technologies until they can succeed beyond the research lab. ...