July 17, 2019:  Original press release @ Tool Foundry

Access Sensor Technologies (AST) has been named one of five companies to participate in the Tool Foundry Accelerator.  AST produces On-Target Cards, A credit card-sized sampling tool that enables anyone to perform fast, quantitative testing of multiple elements found in water and soil. The cards can be used to monitor any source of water, including streams, rivers, and lakes.  The AST On-Target Cards are developed in collaboration with Dr. Chuck Henry‘s lab at Colorado State University.

The Tool Foundry accelerator, created with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Schmidt Futures, emphasizes education and collaboration to help inventor teams strengthen their tools and build a foundation for sustainable growth. Over the next four months, the cohort teams will work one-on-one with mentors and participate in learning modules presented by experts in user-centered design, sustainable business modeling, and commercialization strategy.

The accelerator will provide virtual and in-person opportunities to collaborate, share expertise, and learn from fellow cohort members. The teams will also participate in the Tool Foundry Boot Camp, to be held August 20-21 at the Autodesk Technology Center in San Francisco, in partnership with Autodesk Foundation. In November, the cohort teams will present their tools at a celebratory Tool Foundry Showcase.

Congratulations to AST!