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Cyclotron Road & Techonomics: Cost modeling for science entrepreneurs

Cyclotron Road is a technology incubator embedded at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. It’s a home for innovators whose ideas are too challenging or high-risk to pursue as traditional venture-backed startups, specifically in ‘hard-tech’ fields like advanced materials, chemistry, and physics. Bringing hard-tech technologies to market is expensive and it takes a long time. As a result, our current innovation ecosystem is not well-suited to commercializing them. Cyclotron Road’s two-year fellowship program helps these technologies succeed by providing funding, mentorship, networking, and access to the national lab’s resources. Their 2018 cohort includes startups in fields ranging from energy stor

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