Demo Day 2020

 

Chain Reaction Innovations, the Entrepreneurship Program at Argonne National Laboratory, will host a virtual Demo Day 2020 on September 15 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Five teams from Chain Reaction Innovations Cohort 3 and additional teams from our sister programs, Innovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Cyclotron Road at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will showcase their technologies and emerging companies to potential investors and the energy community.

CRI is the Midwest’s first entrepreneurship program to embed innovators in a national laboratory.

In accordance with state guidelines, this event will be virtual. For an invitation to the event or to be added to our e-mail list, please contact chainreaction@anl.gov.

Cohort 3 CRI innovator companies include:

 

logo of Caporus Technologies

Dielectic Materials for Capacitive Energy Storage

 

logo of Celadyne Technologies
Nanocomposites for Elevated Temperature Hydrogen Technologies

 

Quantum Dot Sensors & Displays

Water Treatment Sorbents

Biosensors for Public Health Applications

Check out highlights from CRI’s Demo Day 2019.

 

Watch 2019 INNOVATOR PRESENTATIONS


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 the Purdue Foundry at Purdue University.

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).

Latest News

See All
  • 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

  • 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