Ilan Gur


Chief Executive Officer

Ilan Gur is Founder & CEO of Activate, whose fellowship enables entrepreneurial scientists and engineers to transform their research into world-changing products and businesses. Activate's entrepreneurial fellowship model originated at Cyclotron Road, a Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab that Gur founded in 2014. Gur previously founded two science based startups including Seeo, an advanced battery startup acquired by Bosch, and served as Senior Advisor & Program Director at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, ARPA-E. Gur received Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Schmidt Futures Innovation Fellow, an advisor to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in support of the Moore Inventor Fellowship, and a judge for MIT Technology Review's TR35 award.

Sessions With Ilan Gur