Eighteen individuals comprising 15 startups advanced to the Finals pitch competition to join Chain Reaction Innovations’ Cohort 6. A broad range of energy innovations are represented in this year’s applicants, including energy storage, circular economy, quantum information systems, manufacturing, materials and renewable energy.
CRI focused on inclusive innovation during its recruiting for Cohort 6, believing good ideas come from many sources. As a result Cohort 6 applicants were the most diverse group to date.
The 18 will pitch their startups’ technology during the virtual final competition on February 22-23rd, 2022. The event is open to the public. See the Finals schedule.
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Congratulations to Cohort 6 Finalists
Zachary Berquist, Transparent Refractory Aerogels
Ryan Goethals, Metal-Air Harvester
Kristian Gubsch, Low-cost, Low Carbon Acrylonitrile
Ryan Hackler & Robert Kennedy, Chemical Recycling of Plastic Waste to Higher Value Lubricants
Thomas Horseman, Solar-powered Water Treatment Technology
Brandon Howe, High Critical Field Strength Ultrawide Bandgap Gallium Oxide for Energy-Efficient High-Power Electronics
John Krzeminski, High Power, Light Weight, Range Extender Internal Combustion Engine
Tae Hwan Lim, Distributed Direct Air Capture System
Vikas Nandwana, Oleophilic Hierarchical Multi-functional (OHM) Membrane
Christopher Nicholas, Bio-based Acrylics from Lactic Acid
Joanne Rodriguez, Mycoremediation of Waste into New Materials
Michelle Ruiz, Valorization of Wastewater for Nutritious Food Product Production
George Sadler, Magnetic Induction for Industrial Thermal Processing
Manish Kumar Singh & Sean Sullivan, Silicon-compatible Integrated Platform for Quantum Communication
Ever Valasquez & Adam Uliana, Ion Solutions – Advanced Adsorbents and Multifunctional Membrane Separation
Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) is a two-year program for innovators focusing on energy and science technologies. Through an annual call for innovators, four to six teams will be selected to join CRI. Program participants will receive the financial and technical support needed to perform early-stage research and development (R&D) that may launch energy or manufacturing businesses in the future.