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  • World-Class Mentoring

    A key component of the Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program is business mentorship. In addition to the world-class scientific and technical support that CRI will provide innovators, participants will also get assistance in developing business strategies, conducting market research, and finding long-term financing and potential commercial partners. Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovation's First-Ever Cohort Features Diverse Set of Innovators and Ideas

    Applicants for CRI came from 22 states. About 50% of applicants were with startups; the rest were students, professors, postdocs or members of industry. The four recipients represent Colorado, Indiana, North Dakota and Ohio. Read More

  • A More Powerful Program for Energy and Science Technology

    Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) is a two-year program for innovators focusing on energy and science technologies. Through an annual application call, four to six teams will be selected to join CRI. Program participants will receive the financial and technical support needed to mature nascent technologies that face long development cycles to the proof-of-concept level, thus getting them to the point where they can access conventional sources of financial support to scale and launch into the marketplace. Read More

  • A New Innovation Model to Accelerate Energy Science and Technology

    Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) capitalizes on the unique R&D tools and expertise at Argonne National Laboratory and the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Midwest to bridge the commercialization “Valley of Death” between the research bench and the marketplace. Innovation ideas typically stall because of a lack of investment and a shortage in the mentoring support needed to build strong business plans that attract commercial partners or customers. CRI’s support system compresses development time and trains future entrepreneurs to create a bridge across this Valley of Death. Read More

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  • VENTUREPRISE LAUNCH STUDENT PARTICIPANT ACCEPTED INTO ELITE CHAIN REACTIONS INNOVATIONS PROGRAM

    TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2020 Ventureprise Launch Student Participant Accepted Into Elite Chain Reactions Innovations Program Author: Laura Smailes, Ventureprise Assistant Director As Margaret Kocherga, Ph.D. Nanoscale Science Student and founder of Light and Charge Solutions, pops up virtually on my screen for … Read More

  • Karin Calvinho Selected for Elite Chain Reaction Innovations Program

    Calvinho during the Finals Pitch Competition Six new innovators will be joining Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory, as part of the elite program’s fourth cohort. The six will join the two-year … Read More

  • EPiQC-Related Startup Joins Argonne Incubator, Named Innovation Fund Finalist

    UChicago CS PhD student Pranav Gokhale pitches Super.tech at the finals of the Argonne Chain Reaction Innovations program. The race to create practical and fruitful quantum computing contains many participants, including some of the world’s largest tech companies and leading research institutions. But there’s also … Read More

  • UChicago Scientists Selected for Argonne’s Entrepreneurship Program

    Two University of Chicago innovators developing quantum technologies are among six selected for Argonne National Laboratory’s entrepreneurship program, Chain Reaction Innovations, which helps scientists launch and scale their businesses. The Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program – in its fourth year – is funded … Read More

  • Cohort 4 Innovators Chosen

    Six new innovators will be joining Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory, as part of the elite program’s fourth cohort. The six will join the two-year program starting this June, and each innovator … Read More