DOE, Oak Ridge Open Fellowship Program

By Battery Power Online Staff

September 18, 2020 | Innovation Crossroads, an early stage entrepreneurial fellowship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has opened the application period for the fifth cohort of its entrepreneurial research and development program. The application period closes October 31.

The Innovation Crossroads fellowship program is a platform for supporting and mentoring entrepreneurial researchers whose early-stage innovations are presently too challenging or technically uncertain to pursue in a venture capital-financed startup.  Innovation Crossroads embeds innovators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for up to two years through entrepreneurial mentorship and cooperative research and development.  This unique fellowship opportunity allows selected innovators to leverage the Labs unique scientific facilities, equipment, capabilities, and experts to advance their early stage scientific discoveries into potentially commercialize-able opportunities within an accelerated time period.

Fellowships are based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and include a living and health insurance stipend. Fellows will have unparalleled access to facilities, equipment, and expertise at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and receive R&D funding to support collaboration opportunities with researchers across the lab.

Projects must have an energy or manufacturing focus and have an impact on Department of Energy or Tennessee Valley Authority mission. Potential technology areas of interest identified by our sponsors include advanced materials, clean energy, grid modernization, national security, neutron science, nuclear science, and supercomputing.

For more information and to apply: