R.W. Beck (now SAIC) performed an independent technical review of Tellus’ technology, which validated the process and classified scale-up risk of this technology as ‘low’.  SAIC recently stated they maintain this view. 

SAIC is a leading technology integrator providing full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC’s deep domain knowledge and customer relationships enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex government and commercial projects. SAIC’s approximately 14,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. federal government, state/local, and global commercial markets, specializing in providing a broad range of higher-end, differentiated technical capabilities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC has annual revenues of about $4 billion.

For more information, please visit www.saic.com


Tellus has successfully completed the CONNECT Springboard program.

CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies in the San Diego region and is widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for commercialization of innovative products in high tech and life sciences.  The program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.  Key to CONNECT’s success has been the unique “culture of collaboration” between research organizations, capital sources, professional service providers and the established industries.  CONNECT has been recognized by Time, Inc. and Entrepreneur magazines and last year received the 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce for creation of Regional Innovation Clusters.

CONNECT manages the San Diego Innovation Hub (iHub) designated by the state of California Governor’s Office of Economic Development in 2010.  For more information, please visit www.connect.org

Tellus is one of the highest scoring cleantech companies to complete OCTANE’s LaunchPad program.

LaunchPad is OCTANe’s hand’s-on, pro-bono accelerator for start-up companies in the technology,life science, and clean tech industries. The LaunchPad SBDC is hosted by OCTANe and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and California State University Fullerton and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. LaunchPad SBDC is part of the Orange County/Inland Empire Regional SBDC Network.

For more information, please visit http://www.octaneoc.org