Established R&D facilities in Akron, Ohio.
Completed working prototype/proof of concept.
Achieved national recognition through ARPA-E, DOE, and the Clean Energy Trust.
Performed preliminary Voice of Customer (VOC).
Licensed IP from the University of Akron & Filed new IP internationally.
DFT Wins Clean Energy Trust Student Challenge
Received Ohio Third Frontier Funding
DFT files patent for Cognicell
Benchtop prototypes completed
Technical R&D team formed
Team raises fund from the GLIDE Innovation fund
EV and microgrid demo and prototypes at 30kW.
Pre-seed funding raised & R&D team expanded.
Established major OEM partnerships.
CleanTech Open Accelerator Acceptance, Forbes 30 Under 30 (Energy), and Pioneers Festival/Popular Science Recognition.
Customer discovery and case studies completed
DFT moves into the Akron Global Business Accelerator
Wins Clean Energy Challenge Female founder Prize
Off-grid pilot project started
Early adopter customer secured
Participating in Clean Tech Open Program (Midwest Finalists) and M[SPIRE] Grant awardees
Off-grid pilot project completed
Initial product offered in the off grid market
Partner and future customer discovery
Major OEM partner secured
Development of grid interfacing products
Series A funding to support pilot projects.
Deliver products to OEMs with industrial-scale production and go-to-market capabilities.
Collaborate with OEMs and others in the undustry to deliver packed solutions.