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Accelerator Complex

Fermilab's accelerator complex comprises seven particle accelerators and storage rings. It produces the world's most powerful, high-energy neutrino beam and provides proton beams for various experiments and R&D programs.

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility’s (ALCF) mission is to accelerate major scientific discoveries and engineering breakthroughs for humanity by designing and providing world-leading computing facilities in partnership with the computational science community. We help researchers solve some of the world’s largest and most complex problems with our unique combination of supercomputing resources and expertise.

Center for Nanoscale Materials

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory is a premier user facility providing expertise, instrumentation, and infrastructure for interdisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Academic, industrial, and international researchers can access the center through its user program for both nonproprietary and proprietary research.

Chain Reaction Innovations

Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) is a two-year program for innovators focusing on energy and science technologies. Through an annual call for innovators, four to six teams will be selected to join CRI. Program participants will receive the financial and technical support needed to mature nascent technologies that face long development cycles to the proof-of-concept level, thus getting them to the point where they can access conventional sources of financial support to scale and launch into the marketplace.

CRI will give teams of innovators a two-year runway to develop and scale their technologies while being supported through fellowship funding of up to $550,000 over two years that covers salary, benefits, and use of laboratory equipment and office space. Through a partnership with mentor organizations, CRI participants will get assistance developing business strategies, conducting market research, and finding long-term financing and potential commercial partners.

Clean Energy Trust

Clean Energy Trust is an impact investor that fuels innovation to create a healthier environment and more prosperous future.

Clean Energy Trust Challenge

The Clean Energy Trust Challenge is a nationally recognized accelerator program and one of the largest focused solely on cleantech in the country. The challenge promotes clean energy innovation and has led to the development and growth of more than 80 businesses throughout the Midwest. CET has awarded more than $3 million to 29 companies who have proceeded to raise more than $71 million in follow-on private and public funding, and have created more than 300 jobs since 2010.

Clean Energy Trust Challenge

May 9, 2017

The Clean Energy Trust Challenge is a nationally recognized accelerator program and the largest single-day clean energy pitch competition in the nation. The Challenge has jumpstarted more than 95 startups in the Midwest to date. The Clean Energy Challenge event is the premiere cleantech networking event in Chicago. Over 400 entrepreneurs, investors, business executives, students, and university faculty attend each year. The event combines a business plan competition with presentations by leading clean energy thinkers and doers.

Coalition Energy

Coalition: Energy is a coworking hub of professionals in energy including companies working in clean tech, smart grid technology, energy consulting, and more. With regular events in our space and a calendar full of energy-related events in the greater Chicago area, our members are connected to the center of the energy movement in the Midwest.

Coalition Energy

Access to prototyping faclities at IL Institute of Technology for Coalition members. Sponsored by the Smart Grid Cluster.

Electron Microscopy Center

The Electron Microscopy Center Group (EMC) develops and maintains unique capabilities for electron beam characterization and applies those capabilities to solve materials challenges. EMC emphasizes three major areas: materials research, experimental technique and instrumentation development, and operation of unique and state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Smart Grid Cluster

The Smart Grid Cluster supports economic growth for companies building the future of energy and the grid. We offer a combination of business, technical and financing support services that leverage the Illinois region’s robust corporate and research assets, and drive the continual economic growth of the energy innovation ecosystem.

Smart Grid Cluster Labs and Testbeds

Access to utility testbeds allowing energy companies to test prototypes in an open and unbiased manner. Testbeds operate in a live utility-scale environment which enable companies to quickly improve their products or services by getting real customer data and conducting product tests.

Access to The State of the art Labs, located in IIT, Technology Park, serving startups in materials and life sciences, biomedical engineering, medical devices and diagnostics, green and clean technology, food safety, information technology and many more fields.The State of the art Lab helps you to turn prototypes into products.

Access to the space and equipments in Idea shop to create rapid prototype. The Idea Shop is a 13,000 square foot environment, located in IIT Technology Park

Structural Biology Center

SBC is an important component of integrated biosciences and contributes to the expansion of existing programs and exploration of new opportunities in structural biology, proteomics and genomics research with a major focus on medicine, bio-nanomachines, and biocatalysis that are highly relevant to energy resources, health, a clean environment and national security.