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  • Argonne OutLoud: Innovation, Argonne and the Evolving Energy Economy

    John Carlisle, director of the Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program at Argonne, provides an overview of changes in the energy economy and a glimpse into how Argonne is creating new solutions to address these changes – and new opportunities for scientists to connect with innovation. Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: “Ted” Jung Woo Seo

    Ted is currently devoted to the commercialization efforts of an advanced electrode fabrication technology, which provides a comprehensive and generalizable solution that affords high stability and electrochemical performance to conventional lithium-ion battery materials. Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Chad Husko

    Chad is a physicist specializing in nanoscale optical materials and devices. Chad’s research aims to harness emerging materials for applications in silicon photonics for energy-efficient computing and data centers. Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Veronika Stelmakh

    Veronika is the co-founder and CEO of Mesodyne, Inc. At Chain Reaction Innovations, Veronika will be developing a portable power generator based on a thermophotovoltaic technology that she developed with Walker Chan at MIT’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. The solution can reduce the weight and … Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Tom Guarr

    Tom is a Ph.D. chemist who is passionate about finding practical solutions to real-world technical problems. Tom serves as Director of the Organic Energy Storage Laboratory at the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich. In 2014, he co‑founded Jolt Energy Storage Technologies, LLC, … Read More

  • Second Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Erika Boeing

    Erika is founder and CEO of Accelerate Wind, a company that is working to revolutionize rooftop wind energy in the commercial and industrial spaces and drastically lower the cost of small wind turbine technology. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Ian Hamilton

    Ian Hamilton is one of the innovators selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. His company aims to create new long-lived, lightweight weather-independent power by recycling the by-product of nuclear waste decay to create electricity. Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations announces first cohort

    The Midwest’s first entrepreneurship program to embed innovators in a national laboratory announced the selection of its first members and mentor partners. CRI is a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. “The whole idea of this program is to bring innovators that need the equipment, the expertise that we have at Argonne, to work,” said Andreas Roelofs, who leads the program. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Felipe Gomez del Campo

    Felipe Gomez del Campo is one of the innovators selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. His company, FCG Plasma Solutions, a Cleveland-based company that is developing a better fuel injector that incorporates plasma to better control combustion in jet engines and gas turbines. Read More

  • First Chain Reaction Innovations cohort: Tyler Huggins & Justin Whitely

    Tyler Huggins and Justin Whiteley were selected for the first cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations, a new two-year program that offers innovators with energy- or science-based ideas a home at Argonne National Laboratory for two years, where they’ll have time to develop and scale their technologies to a level that will capture investor and consumer interest. Their project aims to use wastewater to grow fungus to create tunable carbon-based products, such as battery electrodes. Read More

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  • Call for Cohort 5 Applications

    Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program at Argonne National Laboratory, will begin accepting applications on September 15 for cohort 5. 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

  • Women-led NUMiX Materials Awarded the U.S. Bank Cleantech Inclusion Award

    MINNEAPOLIS – June 30, 2020 – Clean Energy Trust announced today NUMiX Materials as the inaugural recipient of the U.S. Bank Cleantech Inclusion Award. This new award program supports female and minority entrepreneurs who are building innovative companies that benefit the environment, create jobs, and … Read More

  • Super.tech Receives $150,000 from George Shultz Innovation Fund

    Published on Monday, June 15, 2020 The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has awarded $150,000 from its George Shultz Innovation Fund to Super.tech, a company that is “supercharging” near-term quantum computers to solve commercially useful problems. The team, led by Pranav … Read More

  • 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