Argonne National Laboratory

Operations

Olympics of the mindSeptember 5, 2017

The Argonne Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) High School Research Program, is a mentorship program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne’s volunteer mentors work closely with African-American students to help them compete in the national ACT-SO competition, hone their research skills and even help to boost their confidence to strive for more.

A ‘shark tank’ for Argonne scientists August 30, 2017

Argonne scientists participating in Lab Accelerator will present on their emerging technologies Sept. 14. The top presenter will go on to a national Lab Accelerator contest.

Chain Reaction Innovations: A New Innovation Model to Accelerate Energy Science and Technology

Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) capitalizes on the unique R&D tools and expertise at Argonne National Laboratory and the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem of the Midwest to bridge the commercialization “Valley of Death” between the research bench and the marketplace. Innovation ideas typically stall because of a lack of investment and a shortage in the mentoring support needed to build strong business plans that attract commercial partners or customers. CRI’s support system compresses development time and trains future entrepreneurs to create a bridge across this Valley of Death.