Funding Opportunities

Argonne National Laboratory: Chain Reaction Innovations Program

By August 10, 2020 No Comments

Application Deadline: October 31, 2020


Developing a great idea into a technology that impacts the market and the world is difficult. Doing so with an energy- or science-based technology can seem nearly impossible. Complex technical challenges, long development cycles, expensive lab equipment, and impatient investors create high hurdles for even the most determined innovators to overcome. It leaves innovators feeling isolated. But they don’t have to be.

Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) is a new two-year program for innovators focused on energy and science technologies. Through an annual call, four to six teams will be selected to join CRI. The goal of CRI is to give the nation’s brightest energy and science innovators the best chance at success. CRI supports teams of innovators with:

  1. Up to $1 million in resources including stipend and benefits for two years
  2. Up to $220,000 to support technical work at Argonne
  3. Networking opportunities with the Midwest and national energy ecosystem
  4. Mentorship and support from the CRI team

The application period for CRI’s Cohort 5 is is September 15 until October 31, 2020, but you may Pre-Apply today.

View the original post by the Argonne National Laboratory here.

Award Amount: Up to $1 million per award