Empowering Tomorrow's Technology Leaders

Cyclotron Road, a DOE Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, supports leading entrepreneurial scientists as they advance technology projects with the potential for global impact. The program features a fellowship that supports entrepreneurial scientists and engineers as they develop globally impactful and commercially viable technology products. Since 2015, in partnership with the non-profit Activate, fellows have collaborated with more than 70 Berkeley Lab scientists, and the organizations they’ve founded have raised more than $1.1 billion in follow-on funding, hired over 1000 employees, and introduced new products across industries.

Cohort 2024 Applications Open Until October 17, 2023

Ready to change the world? We empower the world’s top science innovators to advance their ideas from concept to viable first product. Cyclotron Road works in close partnership with an independent non-profit, Activate, which provides specialized entrepreneurship training and a curriculum designed to help innovators bring their innovations to market. Our close ties with UC Berkeley, many other academic institutions, and industry partners in the rich San Francisco Bay Area science and technology ecosystem and beyond help us meet our mission.

We provide early-stage science entrepreneurs funding, startup training, and mentorship. Join a nationwide community of scientists on a mission to scale innovations across climate tech, advanced manufacturing, and other hard-tech sectors. Learn more about the application process and apply here.

Timeline for 2023 to 2024 Berkeley Lab Cyclotron Road DOE Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program



    A Warm Welcome to Our 2023 Cyclotron Road Cohort

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    We are thrilled to welcome a new cohort of 10 scientists and engineers to the prestigious two-year fellowship program at Cyclotron Road, based at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

    Selected from a pool of more than 200 applicants, the 2023 Cohort fellows will work with Berkeley Lab scientists and facilities to translate innovative research into market-ready products that can improve the sustainability and scalability of modern energy systems and critical materials development.

    Read more: https://cyclotronroad.lbl.gov/news/cyclotron-road-announces-2023-cohort

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