Changes at Cyclotron Road
Cyclotron Road, the successful entrepreneurial fellowship program founded by Berkeley Lab, will serve as a model for scaling up to reach more science entrepreneurs across the nation. This is made possible through a grant from Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt, to Activate (formerly Activation Energy)—the Berkeley-based nonprofit that has co-managed Berkeley Lab’s Cyclotron Road program since 2016. Ilan Gur, who joined Berkeley Lab to initiate and lead Cyclotron Road in 2014, will soon be joining Activate to lead those scale-up efforts.
“Cyclotron Road’s approach—embedding promising entrepreneurial scientists in a community of world-class researchers and instrumentation—has proven to be a winning model for catalyzing science and technology startups,” said Berkeley Lab director Mike Witherell.