Demo Day 2021

Chain Reaction Innovations, the Entrepreneurship Program at Argonne National Laboratory, will host a virtual Demo Day 2021 featuring the three Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs on September 21 from 2 – 5 p.m Central time.

Please join us immediately after the closing remarks to network with the innovators at their virtual booths.

This year startups from Chain Reaction Innovations, Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cyclotron Road at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will take part in this event that showcases all three Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs supported by the Department of Energy. Participants will have the opportunity to visit breakout rooms and talk directly to the startups during the event.

This event will be held virtually and follow State of Illinois coronavirus guidelines.

Chain Reaction Innovations’ Cohort 4 will participate. They include:

Axion Technologies, LLC

 

Light & Charge Solutions, LLC

 

QDIR

 

Renew CO2

 

SiMat EnerTech

 

Super.tech

 

Startups participating from Innovation Crossroads and Cyclotron Road will be announced soon.

About Chain Reaction Innovations

Chain Reaction Innovations is a two-year program for entrepreneurs focusing on energy and science technologies. Selected annually through an application call, the program enables innovators to work on their technology full-time, reduce R&D time, and de-risk technologies with the help of leading experts and equipment from a national laboratory. Each cohort works to build their innovations into market-ready businesses.  CRI is located at Argonne and supported by area mentors from the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, mHUB and others in the innovation ecosystem.

Chain Reaction Innovations is part of the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). EERE created the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs to provide an institutional home for innovative postdoctoral researchers to build their research into products and train to be entrepreneurs. The program is funded by EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO).

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