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Activate Fellowship Impact : Applications open

Posted by on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in Announcements .

Every year, Activate works with government and philanthropic sponsors to select fellows whose innovations are rooted in the physical and biological sciences and align with our eight target industries.

While Activate’s mission to transform scientists and engineers into entrepreneurs is steadfast, the problems that Activate Fellows are solving change over time.

Each year, we select a set of Imperatives—specific, timely, and critical opportunities for outsized impact—and work with partners to seek fellows whose innovations promise to meet those imperatives.

Eligibility requirements:

Must have a bachelor’s degree and four+ years post-baccalaureate scientific research, engineering, or technology development experience.

Must be the leader of a technical project or company that is relevant to our target industries and is based in the physical or biological sciences, or related engineering disciplines.

Must be leading the commercial development of a hardware-based technology innovation for the first time i.e. not a repeat hard-tech founder. You may apply as a solo applicant or with one co-applicant.

Must not have raised more than $2,000,000 in debt or equity funding from non-governmental sources for the proposed project at the time of the application deadline.

Project or company must still be in development and not yet ready for full-scale product sales at the time of the application deadline.

Must be legally able to work in the U.S. for the duration of the fellowship.

Applications can be submitted until 11:59pm PT on October 31st.

More information can be found on Activate’s website: