• Energy Technology Incubator Offers 2 Years of Funding and Technical Aid

    Innovators working on energy and science technologies can get two years worth of financial and technical support by applying to a new incubator at Argonne National Laboratory. The application period opened July 12 for the incubator named Chain Reaction Innovations. Applications are due by 5… Read More

  • Progress on President Obama’s “Lab to Market” Initiative

    Argonne National Laboratory scientist Ralph Muehleisen describes why he took the path of commercializing his technology through a startup. Muehleisen worked with Lab-Corps and entrepreneurs to market Sonic Leak Quantifier (SonicLQ) a technology that uses sound to locate air leaks in buildings and determine the… Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations Opens the Application Process for Mentor Partners

    Argonne National Laboratory believes that the impact of Chain Reaction Innovations is maximized via public-private partnerships. Argonne is seeking one or more not-for-profit, private sector or university incubator collaborators for such a partnership. Read More

  • Argonne Launches First Tech Incubator

    Developing transformative energy technologies and cleaner manufacturing processes and new materials requires more than a great idea and some committed people. It takes an innovation ecosystem. Read More


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  • New startups Join Argonne’s Entrepreneurship Program

    Chain Reaction Innovations announces new cohort Clean energy startups embed at Argonne to develop innovative technologies that hold promise for helping mitigate climate change. Four startups joined Chain Reaction Innovations, the entrepreneurship program at Argonne, to develop clean-energy technologies over two years. Four new… Read More

  • Demo Day Showcased Innovators at Four National Labs

    Argonne hosted Demo Day in downtown Chicago, an event celebrating innovation at four laboratory-embedded entrepreneurship programs. Resilience of innovators recognized at gathering of national lab-based technology incubators. Getting an invention or new breakthrough from the laboratory into the broader world requires more than just a… Read More

  • Argonne Hosts Demo Day for Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program

    U.S. Department of Energy event in Chicago, June 7, showcases innovative startups BY CHRISTINA NUNEZ MAY 25, 2023 Entrepreneurs with technologies for a clean energy future connect with resources and innovation ecosystems at U.S. Department of Energy national labs through the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program. Read More

  • Sustainable Time Travel Technology Earns CRI Golden Buzzer Award

    The coveted Golden Buzzer Award was given for the first time at CRI’s Cohort 7 Pitch Competition. This year, to celebrate the return of in-person Finals at Argonne National Laboratory, organizers of the event added the ‘Golden Buzzer’ Award. It functions like the popular gameshow,… Read More

  • Finalists Chosen for CRI’s Cohort 7

    Eighteen individuals comprising 16 startups advanced to the Finals pitch competition to join Chain Reaction Innovations’ Cohort 7. A broad range of energy innovations are represented in this year’s applicants, including energy storage and generation, decarbonization, circular economy, manufacturing, materials and vehicle technologies and materials. Read More