NEW VENTURES

THE BEST SOLUTIONS ARE REPLICABLE AND SCALABLE. OUR LAB AIMS TO CREATE NEW MARKETS FOR RESILIENCE.

In the process of developing local resilience solutions, sometimes we hit upon an exciting new idea that has the potential to scale-up and become its own line of business. At the re:focus lab we incubate a small number of these high-potential ideas. If and when the time is right, we spin them off into their own independent companies and ventures.

THE ATLAS

* The Atlas Marketplace, Co. was launched as an independent company in June 2016.

Designing and procuring infrastructure is hard. Buyers of infrastructure including cities, counties, and utilities can no longer afford to simply replace existing systems with more of the same.

Instead, leaders are searching for new, more flexible, efficient, and resilient solutions to upgrade their infrastructure. But often the best-available infrastructure technologies and projects—and the vendors that produce them—are difficult to find, compare, and procure. The Atlas is an online marketplace built to solve that problem. The Atlas provides a safe space where buyers can easily learn about relevant, procurable solutions installed around the world and connect with individuals in the cities and companies doing the work. This venture was launched as an independent company in June 2016.

MODERNIZING RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE PROCUREMENT

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INNOVATION PARKS

*This venture is still in an exploratory phase

The Innovation Park (iPark) is an urban incubator business model that evolved from the RE.invest Initiative. iParks are intended to promote site-specific infrastructure installations in designated public spaces to demonstrate and test pre-commercial hardware and software systems in-situ.

The aims are:

1. For CITIES AND UTILITIES to gain access to best-available resilience technologies

2. For INNOVATIVE COMPANIES to have a streamlined path to testing and validation in new markets

3. For INVESTORS to create pathways for large-scale deployment of new technologies.

ACCELERATING RESILIENT TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION & ADOPTION

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THE RESILIENCE TRUST

*This venture is currently in early stages of development.

FACILITATING NEW RESILIENCE BOND APPLICATIONS & TRANSACTIONS

The RE.bound Program was designed to test and validate potential structures for a new type of Resilience Bond. Over the coming years, we expect to explore various applications of insurance-based project finance and expand the potential for Resilience Bond transactions into a new line of business.

Whenever I run into a problem I can’t solve, I always make it bigger. I can never solve it by trying to make it smaller, but if I make it big enough I can begin to see the outlines of a solution.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower (attributed)