California Energy Commission
EPIC Grant Website
California Energy Commission (CEC)
Sensis supported a technology platform that promotes the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) EPIC Grant projects. We launched an innovation showcase to highlight innovations funded by EPIC grants.
Our goals included:
Develop an efficient method to enable energy innovators who have received CEC grants totaling $1B to provide updates on their innovations, team, and status.
Assist innovators with promoting their intellectual property to private investors.
Sensis designed and developed the Energize Innovation Project Showcase. This platform auto-populates data from the grant application system and then automatically invites and encourages project owners to provide updates on their progress, which can include photographs and videos of the team and their innovations. The system finally publishes content directly to the open public.
A public facing website showcases all the updates to the public, while ensuring critical grant recipient information goes back into CEC's grant application system. Additionally, the system also promotes several events that our prime contractor organized and promoted.
Private investments in EPIC grant recipients have exceeded $6B.
The system is widely adopted by project owners, enabling them to provide regular updates. It is now the most robust data set on this innovation initiative and is being used by the CEC to provide official status reports to California legislators.