Create a Lasting Legacy With Your Work

If you are interested in joining Cohort 5 (2021-2023), please pre-apply to receive information as it becomes available. Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2020 and close on October 31, 2020. Pre-Apply to CRI Cohort 5

Learn more by viewing a replay of one of our informational webinars.


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.

Starting with Cohort 4, CRI will be accepting 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.

Become a part of Chain Reaction Innovations

Please submit a pre-application for Cohort 5 to receive information as it becomes available Pre-Application for CRI Cohort 5.

To learn more about CRI and applying for the next cohort of innovators, watch the webinar replay.


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Cohort 4 Finals feature 15 teams – February 18, 2020