Episode 31: Ilan Gur
On this episode, Jon speaks with Ilan Gur, the Founder and Executive Director of Cyclotron Road, a fellowship program that supports hard science and technology innovators as they advance a project with the potential for global impact. Ilan founded Cyclotron Road in order to provide entrepreneurial scientists and engineers with access to support and infrastructure that he noticed was lacking during his time in academia. Cyclotron Road has supported 41 innovators coming from the world’s top research institutions since their launch in 2014.
Prior to founding Cyclotron Road, Ilan served as program director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), where he managed a $50 million porftolio. Before ARPA-E, he launched two energy startups based on materials and manufacturing innovations. Ilan holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.