Innovation Ecosystem

World's First Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship

About Our Program

Cyclotron Road fellows are entrepreneurial scientists and engineers who spend two years embedded in the Berkeley research ecosystem, where we provide them funding, access to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley, and a program of intensive mentorship, professional development, and networking.

Our goal is simple: Empower our fellows to mature their ideas from concept to first product, positioning them to align with the most suitable commercial path to bring their technology to scale. Since 2015, we have awarded more than $15 million to 41 fellows who have gone on to generate more than $80 million in funding to support their projects. Each fall, we recruit a new cohort of fellows. Our 2018 Impact Report takes a deep dive into some of the key progress indicators we're tracking and the impact we are making for our fellows.

Our support provides science innovators a pathway for turning their concepts into real-world products that can have profound impacts on industries and resources.

Meet our Current Fellows

Adam Vaughan

Dauntless.IO

Alexei Marchenkov

Bleximo

Andrew Ponec

Antora Energy

Christopher Graves

Noon Energy

Dave Walther

Nelumno

David Bierman

Antora Energy

Dominic Labanowski

Sonera Magnetics

Erkan Aktakka

ActiveMEMS

Jack Norbeck

Fervo Energy

Jessica Morrison

Helux

Jill Fuss

CinderBio

Joe Geddes

Photia

Justin Briggs

Antora Energy

Kevin Kung

Takachar

Lance Brockway

Nelumno

Lauren Otto

Laminera

Miguel Sierra Aznar

Noble Thermodynamic Systems

Nishita Deka

Sonera Magnetics

Sarah Richardson

MicroByre

Steve Yannone

CinderBio

Supriya Jaiswal

Astrileux

Tim Latimer

Fervo Energy

Vince Romanin

Treau


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