The Energy Department today announced the opening of the application period for innovators to join the fourth cohort of the Cyclotron Road program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Cyclotron Road, one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs, embeds top technical talent with new ideas within Berkeley Lab as entrepreneurial researchers to address fundamental energy and manufacturing challenges identified by industry.

The Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs, with a combined focus on both early-stage R&D and entrepreneurial development, enable researchers to ready breakthrough ideas for adoption by the private sector and fill a critical gap in human capital development.

Cyclotron Road, a two-year post-doctoral research program, supports scientists developing energy technologies that have potential for broad impact on the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

At Berkeley, the innovators will receive access to world-class research facilities and expertise, intensive training, mentorship, and networking from the program team and network of advisors.

By leveraging the unique strengths and capabilities of their respective host national lab and regional innovation ecosystem, the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Programs are ensuring that federal investments in R&D advance U.S. innovation in manufacturing and energy technologies while contributing to the development of regional economies across the country.

EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office supports early-stage applied research and development of new materials, information, and processes that improve American manufacturing’s energy efficiency, as well as platform technologies for manufacturing clean energy products.