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  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Ian Hamilton

    Ian Hamilton is one of the innovators selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. His company aims to create new long-lived, lightweight weather-independent power by recycling the by-product of nuclear waste decay to create electricity. Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations announces first cohort

    The Midwest’s first entrepreneurship program to embed innovators in a national laboratory announced the selection of its first members and mentor partners. CRI is a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. “The whole idea of this program is to bring innovators that need the equipment, the expertise that we have at Argonne, to work,” said Andreas Roelofs, who leads the program. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Chad Mason

    Chad Mason is one of the innovators selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. His project aims to decrease the cost of fuel cells by eliminating the need for the electrolytes to act as electronic insulators. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Felipe Gomez del Campo

    Felipe Gomez del Campo is one of the innovators selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. His company, FCG Plasma Solutions, a Cleveland-based company that is developing a better fuel injector that incorporates plasma to better control combustion in jet engines and gas turbines. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Tyler Huggins & Justin Whitely

    Tyler Huggins and Justin Whiteley were selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. Their project aims to use wastewater to grow fungus to create tunable carbon-based products, such as battery electrodes. Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations: Big Ideas Backed by Big Tools

    Chain Reaction Innovations is Argonne National Laboratory's first-ever technology incubator. It offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home for two years where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. Read More

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  • Clean Energy Trust Challenge Accepting Applications Until Jan. 17

    The Clean Energy Trust (CET) Challenge is one of the nation’s largest fundraising events for energy tech startups. This is the eight year of the program and the third consecutive year that CET has committed to invest $1,000,000 in cleantech startups in the Midwest. The … Read More

  • World-Class Mentoring

    A key component of the Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program is business mentorship. In addition to the world-class scientific and technical support that CRI will provide innovators, participants will also get assistance in developing business strategies, conducting market research, and finding long-term financing and potential … Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovation's First-Ever Cohort Features Diverse Set of Innovators and Ideas

    Applicants for CRI came from 22 states. About 50% of applicants were with startups; the rest were students, professors, postdocs or members of industry. The four recipients represent Colorado, Indiana, North Dakota and Ohio. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Ian Hamilton

    Ian Hamilton is one of the innovators selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale … Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations announces first cohort

    The Midwest’s first entrepreneurship program to embed innovators in a national laboratory announced the selection of its first members and mentor partners. CRI is a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, … Read More