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  • Semi-finalists Chosen for Cohort 6

    Thirty-two individuals comprising 28 startups were chosen to advance to the semi-finals and compete to join Chain Reaction Innovations’ Cohort 6. A broad range of energy innovations are represented in this year’s applicants, including energy storage and generation, water, decarbonization, circular economy, quantum, manufacturing, and … Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations Team Recognized by UChicago Board of Governors

    Chain Reaction Innovations’ (CRI) leadership team was recently recognized by the UChicago Argonne Board of Governors with a Distinguished Performance Award. The Award is given annually to honor lab achievements and celebrate their impact, thereby strengthening the core values of Argonne National Laboratory. The Distinguished … Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations Startup Raises $17 Million

    ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) startup dedicated to development of net-zero engine technology, recently secured $17 million in Series A financing to support commercialization of the company’s innovative engine technology for the long-haul trucking, agriculture and power generation sectors. The … Read More

  • CRI Startup Super.tech Releases SuperstaQ

    Chain Reaction Innovations Cohort 4 startup Super.tech releases first product aimed at enabling the adoption of quantum computing years sooner than otherwise possible There’s a lot of hype around quantum. The technology is still very new yet there is enormous potential for … Read More

  • Apply for CRI's Cohort 6

    Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program at Argonne National Laboratory, will begin accepting applications on September 21 for Cohort 6. Entrepreneurs in any technology area that can leverage Argonne’s resources in partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Office of the Department of Energy (DOE) are … Read More

  • DOE Selects the Midwest Regional Innovation Partnership for Award from Energy Program for Innovation Clusters

    CHICAGO, IL – June 8, 2021 – Clean Energy Trust, Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University, mHUB, and Spark Innovation Center today announced that their Midwest Regional Innovation Partnership was selected for an award of over $900,000 … Read More

  • National Labs, Polsky Center, and I-Corps Create Commercialization Partnership

    A unique partnership between two of the Department of Energy’s Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs (LEEP) and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) I-Corps Program will offer valuable additional support for early-stage clean energy startups. Innovators in Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) and Innovation Crossroads (IC) will receive … Read More

  • Cohort 5 Virtual Pitch Competition Slated for February 9th – 10th

    Through an annual call, four to six startups are selected to join Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a two-year program for innovators focused on energy and science technologies. Program participants will receive financial and technical support to mature and de-risk their technologies to the proof-of-concept level. Read More

  • Semi-finalists Chosen for Cohort 5

    Thirty-two individuals comprising 29 startups were chosen to advance to the semi-finals and compete to join Chain Reaction Innovations’ Cohort 5. A broad range of energy innovations are represented in this year’s applicants, including building technologies, quantum information systems, manufacturing, materials, energy storage and renewable … Read More

  • Demo Day 2020 Goes Virtual

    In a normal year, some of the brightest entrepreneurs in America might market their technologies to industry representatives at an evening soiree in a downtown skyscraper. But this year, startups embedded in three national laboratories – which are making a name for themselves as innovators … Read More

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  • Semi-finalists Chosen for Cohort 6

    Thirty-two individuals comprising 28 startups were chosen to advance to the semi-finals and compete to join Chain Reaction Innovations’ Cohort 6. A broad range of energy innovations are represented in this year’s applicants, including energy storage and generation, water, decarbonization, circular economy, quantum, manufacturing, and … Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations Team Recognized by UChicago Board of Governors

    Chain Reaction Innovations’ (CRI) leadership team was recently recognized by the UChicago Argonne Board of Governors with a Distinguished Performance Award. The Award is given annually to honor lab achievements and celebrate their impact, thereby strengthening the core values of Argonne National Laboratory. The Distinguished … Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations Startup Raises $17 Million

    ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) startup dedicated to development of net-zero engine technology, recently secured $17 million in Series A financing to support commercialization of the company’s innovative engine technology for the long-haul trucking, agriculture and power generation sectors. The … Read More

  • CRI Startup Super.tech Releases SuperstaQ

    Chain Reaction Innovations Cohort 4 startup Super.tech releases first product aimed at enabling the adoption of quantum computing years sooner than otherwise possible There’s a lot of hype around quantum. The technology is still very new yet there is enormous potential for … Read More

  • Super.tech Announces Quantum Software Platform SuperstaQ

    SuperstaQ aims to make quantum computing commercially viable years sooner than otherwise possible CHICAGO, IL, AUGUST 16TH, 2021 – Today, SUPER.TECH LABS INC. announced SuperstaQ, a hardware-agnostic software platform that connects applications to quantum computers from IBM Quantum, IonQ, and Rigetti. SuperstaQ delivers performance gains via optimizations that … Read More