A More Powerful Program for Transformational Ideas in Energy and Science

As Chain Reaction Innovations enters its sixth year, developing a great idea into a technology that impacts the market remains challenging. Doing so with an clean energy- or science-based technology can seem nearly impossible. Complex technical challenges, long development cycles, expensive lab equipment, and impatient investors create high hurdles for even the most determined innovators to overcome.

It leaves innovators feeling isolated. But they don’t have to be.

Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) is a two-year fellowship program for innovators focused on clean energy and science technologies. Through an annual call, four to six individuals/teams are selected to join CRI.

The goal of CRI is to give the nation’s brightest energy and science innovators the best chance at success. The future depends on it.

By 2050, the world’s population will grow by 33 percent, much of it an emerging middle class that will contribute to energy demand that is five times greater than that of today. At the same time, leading scientists say we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent to mitigate climate change. The only way to accomplish both is to develop revolutionary new technologies.

These technologies will create a more sustainable future and help answer the grand challenge facing us–climate change.

The opportunities are immense. And with CRI, those opportunities are now within reach.


Note: program applicants must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident at the time they submit an application.

Become a part of Chain Reaction Innovations

Thanks for your interest in Chain Reaction Innovations. If you are interested in joining Cohort 7 (2023-2025), you may learn more and pre-apply here. Applications open 0n September 15, 2022 and will close at 5 p.m., October 31, 2022.

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