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  • UChicago Spinout Super.tech Acquired by Quantum Ecosystem Leader ColdQuanta

    Originally published May 10, 2022, by UChicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation A University of Chicago quantum software spinout and Duality Cohort 1 participant, Super.tech has been acquired by the global quantum ecosystem leader, ColdQuanta. Super.tech is embedded in Argonne National Laboratory’s Chain Reaction Innovations program and… Read More

  • Finalists Chosen for CRI's Cohort 6

    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… Read More

  • 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

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  • Entrepreneurship program at Argonne Announces Newest Cohort

    Five new innovators will join Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program (LEEP) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, as part of the award-winning program’s eighth cohort. The five will join the two-year program starting this… Read More

  • CRI Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell

    CRI Director Dick Co and Argonne National Lab Director Paul Kearns ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell. On July 9th, Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program and Argonne National Laboratory, rang the Nasdaq Opening Bell as one of Chicago Innovation’s 22nd annual award winners. This… Read More

  • Semi-finalists Chosen for CRI's Cohort 8

    Twenty-eight individuals with a wide range of startup technologies were chosen to advance to the semi-finals and compete to join Chain Reaction Innovations’ (CRI) Cohort 8. A broad range of innovations are represented in this year’s applicants, including energy generation and distribution, bioremediation, anti-fouling, mineralization,… Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations wins a 2023 Chicago Innovation Award

    Chain Reaction Innovations has been recognized for solving unmet needs, creating jobs and generating new funding in the Chicago metro area. Chain Reaction Innovations, the entrepreneurship program at Argonne National Laboratory, has been recognized with a Chicago Innovation Award. (Image by Chicago Innovation.) Chain… Read More

  • Entrepreneurship program at Argonne opens applications for startups

    Chain Reaction Innovations seeks innovators to join Cohort 8 OCTOBER 26, 2023 Develop your clean energy or climate technology with the support of Argonne National Laboratory’s Chain Reaction Innovations program. Application deadline is 5 p.m. CST, Nov. 30.   Through Chain Reaction Innovations, early-stage… Read More