About Us

Developing Entrepreneurial Science

Our mission is to empower science innovators to advance their ideas from concept to viable first product, positioning them for broad societal impact in the long term.

Deepak Dugar - Berkeley Lab Cyclotron Road PI
Deepak Dugar, a fellow in Cyclotron Road's first cohort.

Our Fellowship Program

  • We recruit entrepreneurial scientists and engineers who are determined to drive their research to the doorstep of the market.
  • We empower these innovators with the credibility and resources to make rapid progress translating their ideas to a viable product, including a two-year fellowship, access to world-class research facilities and expertise, and a program of training, mentorship, and networking tailored to support the challenges of technology innovation.
  • We position our fellows for market penetration and broad societal impact by enabling them to identify the optimal path to market for their technology across a broad spectrum of commercialization models. Many of our innovators look beyond the traditional venture capital community, finding stronger alignment with strategic investors, angel investors, large corporations, or even philanthropy.

Read our 2018 impact report to learn more about our results supporting science innovators over the last four years.


Our Sponsors

We are very appreciative of our sponsors who work with us to move entrepreneurial science forward. 

Cyclotron Road is funded through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

Cyclotron Road was the first fellowship program in DOE’s Lab Embedded Entrepreneurship Program. Our fellows are funded by many EERE offices, including:

As well as:

  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Activate, our non-profit partner in the training and support of our fellows.