Create a Lasting Legacy With Your Work

Applications are now open! Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2020 and close at 5 p.m. Central Time on October 31, 2020.

Apply Here to Join CRI Cohort 5

Informational Webinars

Learn more about becoming a CRI innovator. Attend an informational webinar for more details on the program and application process.

Register HERE for the webinar!


August 26, 2 p.m. CT

Listen to the recorded Webinar


September 22, 11:30 a.m. CT

October 8, 3 p.m. CT

October 22, 10 a.m.


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.