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  • Argonne selects innovators from across nation to grow startups

    Entrepreneurs from Illinois, California, New York, Texas and Missouri have won spots in an elite national program at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory to grow startup technologies. On April 18, John Carlisle announced the second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) following an extensive … Read More

  • Science entrepreneurship competition with up to $420,000 award opens Sept. 5

    Building an energy or materials science technology is difficult. Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) can help you do that by providing business planning and technical mentorship, up to $200,000 in a fellowship grant, and up to $220,000 to spend on research work at Argonne National Laboratory. Read More

  • 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

  • CRI Announces First Cohort and Mentor Partners

    In an event today with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Senator Dick Durbin (D-III) at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the Midwest’s first entrepreneurship program to embed innovators in a national laboratory, announced the … Read More

  • CRI and Mission Innovation Highlighted at The Current Happy Hour

    Join us at The Current happy hour on Dec. 1 to hear the latest policy updates—particularly Mission Innovation, an initiative to double public investment in clean energy research and development. Learn about federal funding opportunities for your company, programs to help you partner with government … Read More

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