Date of the expedition

From 01/08/2023 to 31/12/2023

Selected Track

Paired Teams

Project title

Pilot implementations of multi-objective route optimization

Host Organization

George Mason University - Mason Enterprise Center



Martin Pečar, founder of OmniOpti, provider of advanced solutions for mobility and logistics, is a mathematician. First decade he worked in R&D department of the fleet management company Telargo. He also did business development in Descartes Systems Group. He then went on to work at the Jožef Stefan Institute as a researcher and managed the Slovenian cluster for Smart Cities & Communities. Lately his main goal is to help logistic companies improve their operations and save money.

Project Summary

We can improve the efficiency of local (last-mile) logistics, reducing its fuel costs and emissions by additional 5-15%. We want to implement our solution within the GMU transportation system and collaborate with its professors to identify additional use cases and start developing additional models to use the algorithm in other domains, e.g. drones and ships.

Key Result

The first half of the expedition was dedicated mostly to networking and better understanding of the industry and research ecosystem in the USA and Canada, which included attending TechCrunch Disrupt, Last Mile Delivery Expo & Conference and Logistics Engine. Some initial cooperation with the GMU professors has also been established.

Impact of the Fellowship

Current experienced impact has been in the following areas:

  • Testing technologies (demo, pilot…)
  • Testing technologies on the market in the US/Canada
  • Strengthening research collaboration with the US/Canada
  • Strengthening innovation collaboration with the US/Canada
  • Building solid connections and partnerships in Europe and in the US/Canada
  • Accelerated contacts/engagements with investors, VCs
  • Accelerated contacts/engagements with R&D partners for future collaborations
  • Accelerated business partnerships for developed technologies/solutions
  • Paper submission for further publication – indicate, only EU author(s), or jointly with the host organisation.