Regensia’s Joshua Foss recently served as an industry mentor for the US Dept of Energy’s Energy I-Corps program, an intensive two-month government-led accelerator that helps laboratory researchers and engineers evaluate the commercial potential of their technologies. Foss supported a team from National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) called Route-E , which developed a mobility application that provides ‘green routing’ for various transport sectors. Route-E’s function is to provide real-time access to the most energy efficient routes, reducing vehicle fleets’ energy use and subsequently emissions impacts and costs for fuel.
Foss supported the team at project launch and graduation events (Denver and Washington DC, respectively), as well as on weekly calls to guide their process of discovery. Inspired by the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) model, Energy I-Corps is a powerful capacity building platform that empowers teams with the tools, resources, and relationships necessary to understand how innovations can move from labs to marketplaces.