Create a Lasting Legacy With Your Work

Thank you for your interest. Applications for Cohort 5 are now closed.

Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2020 and close at 5 p.m. Central Time on October 31, 2020. Read the FAQs to learn more.

Informational Webinars

CRI held four information webinars about applying for Cohort 5. Each was recorded and is available below.

You may also review the PowerPoint deck that was presented at the webinars. It provides tips and insights into the application process.

Listen to the 8.26.20 Webinar

Listen to 9.22.20 Webinar

Listen to the 10.8.20 Webinar

Listen to the 10.22.20 Webinar

Learn more about the program. Watch Adria Wilson, Entrepreneurial Program Lead, talk about our mission as well as recruiting Cohort 5


Have a startup that’s focused on Building Technologies? Learn how you can be supported in our program. Watch DOE EERE BTO Video

Are you that special kind of innovator?

It takes a special type of innovator to tackle the world’s greatest challenges in energy and science. And it takes a special type of program to help that innovator succeed.

Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) wants to ensure innovators who are pursuing transformational technologies thrive by offering an unparalleled level of support that bridges the chasm between the creation of an idea and its readiness for the marketplace.

Most energy- and science-based technology ideas wither and die in this void, unable to secure the financial, technical, and business support required to endure the long development and initial prototype phases. CRI provides this support system for the best and brightest innovators. Learn about the benefits of becoming an innovator here.

CRI accepts applications in technology areas that leverage the vast resources and specialty focus areas at Argonne.

Argonne Chain Reaction Innovations: John Carlisle, Director of Chain Reaction Innovations, talks how CRI provides a unique opportunity to energy entrepreneurs to move their tech to market.