Cyclotron Road Fellowship for entrepreneurial scientists

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Cyclotron Road is a fellowship program that supports leading entrepreneurial scientists as they advance a project with the potential for global impact. Our goal is simple: empower innovators 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.

Cyclotron Road fellows are embedded in the Berkeley research ecosystem for two years with an explicit mandate to bring their ideas to the point of commercial viability. As part of our Cohort, innovators receive:

  • A two year fellowship—Rapid progress requires an “all-in” commitment. Our Cohort fellowship provides a living stipend and health insurance for two years so that innovators can be 100% focused on their projects.
  • Unencumbered access to world-class research facilities and expertise—Hard tech innovation requires sophisticated infrastructure. As part of the program, Cohort innovators access facilities, equipment, and expertise at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley, and receive initial research funding to catalyze collaborations. Innovators own all intellectual property developed during the program.
  • An intensive program of mentorship, education, and networking—Our curriculum is tailored to support the challenges of hard tech innovation. Participants receive intensive mentorship and education covering all aspects of the journey from concept to product. We also expose them to a wide range of leaders from academia, industry, government, and finance that can serve as advisors or partners.

Applications for Cyclotron Road Cohort Five are open until October 31, 2018. Please Click here to view a detailed timeline and our FAQs. Click the Apply button to start the application process. If you should have any additional questions, please contact Cedricka Harris at