NNCI Innovation and Entrepreneurship Webinar | Activate Fellowships – Empowering Scientists and Engineers to Bring Their Research to Market
Founded in 2015, Activate empowers scientists to reinvent the world by launching startups to address climate change and other global challenges. Working between government, philanthropy, universities, and the private sector, Activate transforms scientists into high-impact entrepreneurs through the Activate Fellowship, a two-year immersive experience that provides funding and fosters the resources, knowledge, networks, investors, and partnerships that fellows need to succeed. Activate is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and does not charge any fee nor equity for fellows to participate. Activate’s entrepreneurial fellowship model originated at Cyclotron Road, a division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and founding Activate partner. Activate supports fellows in communities across the U.S.: Activate Berkeley, Activate Boston, Activate New York, and Activate Anywhere, and will be launching Activate Houston in 2024. By 2026, Activate plans to expand to support 100 new fellows each year. Learn how NNCI researchers can participate in the Activate fellowship program and translate nano-enabled discoveries to the market.
Hannah Murnen, Managing Director, Activate Anywhere
Jill Fuss, Managing Director, Activate Berkeley
Karin Lion, Chief Growth Officer
Austin Hickman, CEO, Soctera, Activate Fellow
Matthew Hull, NNCI Associate Director for Innovation & Entrepreneurship