CRI semi-finals pitch competition
All employees are welcome to attend the Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) semi-finals pitch competition, where entrepreneurs will be selected to develop hard-tech innovations with the help of Argonne experts and capabilities. This is a good way to hear about ideas in your domain space that are emerging in the startup community. It is also an opportunity for you to see whether any of the participants might make good collaboration partners. The competition takes place Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Building 241, Rooms D172/173.
CRI is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and is aligned with the laboratory’s Manufacturing Initiative and the lab’s mission of program growth. Innovators from across the nation who focus on the development of hard-tech in areas such as energy storage, nuclear energy, biofuels and advanced materials design collaborate with Argonne scientists and enviers. The goal is to launch new technologies that will grow American manufacturing jobs and increase American competitiveness in the energy and advanced materials design sectors. Collaborating Argonne principal investigators (PI’s) can leverage the innovator’s companies on proposals and publications, create joint intellectual property and expand expertise in new industry sectors. Hear what the PIs who are collaborating with the first cohort have to say in this video.
Eighty-three innovators from 26 states applied to join the second cohort of CRI. The semi-finals will feature technologies from 20 innovators. Experts in industry, the investment community and the entrepreneurial ecosystem will serve as a reviewing panel.