Below are just a few examples of how our clients benefited from leveraging the government.
Accelerating Commercialization –A $12 billion Chemicals company had multiple technologies they wanted to take to market, but wanted to find a means to accelerate the commercialization. In order to minimize the risk, they were seeking new partnership opportunities. ITECS’s team investigated their projects, and determined which agencies would prove most effective. We facilitated visits to agencies to introduce our Client and their capabilities to the appropriate agencies. We also identified funding opportunities for our Client.
The Client received $15 million in funding and established ongoing relationships with both the USDA and the DOE.
Creating a Powerful Team — a large Consumer Goods Client had a sunscreen technology and wanted to acquire new technology to extend their product line into near infrared protection. ITECS sent out a network query, using our 12,000 member subscriber list, to help locate who would be working with this technology. We located a University, who was working on a cost-efficient nanoparticle technology which already had FDA approval. We linked the University and our Client together. We also located a small business that had expertise with product evaluation and brought them to the table to help develop the product, and to help make funding streams more accessible and captured the funds for two SBIR proposals.
Lightning Strike Technology – ITECS is currently working with a Client to obtain funding from the U.S. Department of Defense for lightning-strike material for airplanes. With the new material, lightning energy will dissipate better across the surface of the airplane.
Power Conversion – ITECS helped foster a relationship between a small business and a major university, resulting in $2 million in funding from a State government for the development of a power conversion system for commercial hybrid vehicles. Out of the hundreds of proposals submitted for the solicitation, our Client’s proposal ranked first.
Drug Delivery – A major University Client developed drug delivery technology in the form of an ultrasonic insulin patch. The patch measures the amount of insulin in the wearer’s body and then distributes the insulin when necessary. ITECS worked with a research institute and the National Institutes of Health to evaluate revolutionary nanotechnology as a mechanism for drug delivery.
Sustainability Center — A major Research University was a recipient of public funding from the State of Florida for ornamental agricultural research. The funding was drying up. ITECS came in and did a portfolio review by interviewing both the professors and the ornamental agricultural industry. We found that much of the Center’s research could be realigned to focus on Sustainability. ITECS recommend that the Center recast their focus to the sustainability arena, opening up new sources of public and private funding.
Ecosystem Lab — ITECS helped capture NSF funding for a mid-size University to set up a lab that studies how organisms interact in an ecosystem.
Sustainable Materials — Working with a glass manufacturer, ITECS is investigating funding opportunities for technology that allows manufacturers to produce stronger packaging materials. The new packaging will require significantly less material decreasing transportation and raw material cost.
Using Less Energy and Water — ITECS is working with a wide range of manufacturing facilities to obtain capital funding for technologies that reduce energy, emissions and water usage.
Replacing Earmarks -- A major Coatings & Glass company with a robust government program department, successful in obtaining Congressional Asks, came to ITECS when earmarks went by the wayside. They were sophisticated about government opportunities and funding, but were falling short of their goals. ITECS spend time with the Client to learn their capabilities. We set up a strategy to make them thought leaders, engaging with consortia and industries to cement their image as a thought leader. Additionally, we helped them reorganize their partnering strategy to help them become a better candidate to secure government funding for their technologies. ITECS’ increased their percentage of winning proposals, winning four proposals in a row, for a total amount of over $4 million.
Guns & Munitions — One of ITECS’ Clients, a Composite Manufacturer, was developing advanced composites for weapons that would allow metal workings to be replaced with high-strength polymers. The result would be weapons that were lighter for soldiers to carry and lighter for the manufacturer to ship. The composites were strong, durable, and had tremendous potential for military use. ITECS connected the Client with a government lab to develop specifications for weapons around their new technology. After the specifications were set, the company sold their technology to weapon manufacturers that needed to meet those specifications.
Protective Clothing – ITECS worked with a Client to identify and secure a funding source to develop protective clothing. We helped create a team including the supplier of the ITECS Innovative Consulting 608 Faulkner Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Contact: Susan Neylon 404-934-9161 firstname.lastname@example.org www.itecsconsulting.com technology, the supplier of the clothing, the specifier at the government and a major university.
Energy Center – ITECS helped to capture $10 million in funding for a major University to fund an alternative energy resource center.
Smart Roads — The ITECS team is working with a client in response to a National Institute of Standards solicitation for smart roads, in which the client’s technology can be used to create roads that change color when there are freezing conditions to prevent black ice, and roads that sense stresses and fatigues and report them to technicians.
Shoreline Erosion Technology — ITECS worked with a chemical company that developed technology to decrease erosion on coastlines. By spraying polyurethane on rocks and gravel on shore, water will wash over the rocks but sand and soil won’t leech out. The technology is currently being used in the Netherlands for dikes. ITECS made contacts for the Client within the Federal Government, and as a result, the chemical company is working on specifications for the shoreline technology with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Bridges — A Client in the composites industry developed bridge technology, in which bridge sections are prefabricated and then brought to construction site. This bridge composite technology has applications in any situation in which a bridge needs to be built quickly. The technology was utilized in a bicycle bridge that needed to be built over a railway in Washington D.C. Stopping the daily trains for construction was not a cost effective option, so the composite bridge was prefabricated, enabling the project to be completed in less than a day. The bridge technology was also scaled up and a bridge capable of automotive traffic was prefabricated and assembled at a site in Ohio. ITECS secured $2 million from the State of Ohio, and secured $2 million locally from the Federal Government for the client in both projects.