Society is demanding change.

 
 
 

The technologies of the past are failing to address today’s global challenges.

We need to redefine how science serves society and sustains the planet. Now.

 
 
 
 
 

INTRODUCING

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A new path for world-changing innovators

 
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The Activate Fellowship

We exist to discover, fund, champion, and propel individuals who have a technology vision that could benefit society and who are committed to bringing it to the world as a new product or business.

Every year, we select a cohort of entrepreneurial scientists and engineers from around the world to be Activate Fellows. For two years these innovators embed in a world-class research institution, where they are supported with funding, mentorship, education, and connections with our network of industry leaders, investors, and philanthropists. 

Our goal is simple: empower Activate Fellows to mature their ideas from concept to first product, while positioning them to align with the most suitable commercial path to bring their technology to scale.

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ACTIVATE FELLOWS

Since 2015, 56 Activate Fellows have been awarded over $18M in direct fellowship support from Activate and our partners.

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TRANSFORMATIVE PRODUCTS

Our fellows are advancing game-changing products across industries including energy, manufacturing, and electronics.

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FUNDING CATALYZED

Our fellows have generated more than $100 million in additional public and private funding to support their work.



 

Interested in becoming an Activate Fellow?

 
 

Get Involved

We are assembling a community of committed public and private partners to support Activate. Through donations of time, money, equipment, or services, our partners allow us to advance our mission while supporting their aligned strategic priorities.

 

INVESTORS & CORPORATES

Interested in partnering with our fellows or investing in one of their companies?

PHILANTHROPY & GOVERNMENT

Interested in supporting Activate or sponsoring an Activate Fellowship track?

STAY IN TOUCH

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 Take your next step with Activate.

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