Success Stories

SUCCESS STORY: Blast Mitigation Technology 
A $5 billion coating company wanted to leverage government funding for blast mitigation technology. ITECS helped them identify the funding sources and positioned them for funds already appropriated as well as a “congressional ask.” The client received $3.5M million over a two-year period. The product is currently being specified and a sales and marketing plan was developed to launch the technology for both government and industrial applications.

SUCCESS STORY: Low VOC Resins
A $4 billion materials company wanted to investigate low VOC resins to prepare for new environmental regulations. ITECS worked to identify a partner and then position the product to receive $2.9 million in funding from the Air Force.

SUCCESS STORY: Piezoelectric Fibers
A ceramic company was manufacturing piezoelectric fibers for the recreation market. It needed to create a more robust manufacturing process to expand its technology offering to larger markets. ITECS worked with the company to identify sources to fund this capital expansion project. By accessing federal agencies, along with the state of Ohio agencies, ITECS helped secure $2 million from the state of Ohio for capital funds and free space in an incubator. ITECS also helped the firm develop partnerships, allowing the client to expand its technologies to the transportation and aerospace markets, growing the business significantly.

SUCCESS STORY: $30 BILLION CHEMICAL COMPANY 
A $30 billion chemical company was interested in obtaining funding for a variety of technology platforms to further grow their business. It also wanted to establish procurement streams from federal, state, and local municipalities and remove barriers for introducing technology into the industrial market. ITECS worked with the company to align its technology with a variety of agencies and worked with the congressional offices to position the technology successfully. ITECS was able to secure $15 million in R&D funding for the client. ITECS also worked with the client to get registration for its products and to have the company specified in several federal green-mandate initiatives.

SUCCESS STORY: Diabetes II TECHNOLOGY
A large, international pharmaceutical company needed to understand the policy-making practices in Washington, DC, around Diabetes II technologies. ITECS tapped into its network to gain access to congressional staff, pharmaceutical think tanks, along with the entire value chain of the health care industry to understand the policies that would be evolving in this market.

SUCCESS STORY: COMMERCIALIZE UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY 
A university wanted to commercialize a new technology with a partner and obtain government money to help with the scale-up. ITECS helped identified and facilitated partnerships with a non-profit organization that specialized in process development and several for-profit companies to help commercialize the technology. ITECS worked with government agencies, congressional offices, and the state of Florida to capture $5.5 million in federal and state funding. This enabled the university to initially scale up the technology for the aerospace market, while developing applications for the broader industrial market.

SUCCESS STORY: NON-PROFIT IN COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGIES 
A non-profit had established a mission to introduce a composite technology that would result in new jobs in the for-profit segment. ITECS found several new technologies and help developed the partnerships, so that the non-profit would have access to the technology. ITECS worked with federal agencies, the state of Ohio, and various congressional offices to secure $15 million over a 3-year period in federal appropriations and $9 million from state grants.

SUCCESS STORY: AN MRSEC AWARD WIN
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a prestigious funding award to sponsor a research center in the field of material development, called the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). ITECS helped a major university evaluate its materials research and determine which technologies to develop in the MRSEC that would differentiate them from other universities applying. ITECS used its access to gather feedback on the direction from the NSF and managed the process of writing and submitting the proposal for the university. This work resulted in a rare $13 million MRSEC award.

SUCCESS STORY: A WRIGHT CENTER AWARD WIN
Each year, the state of Ohio’s Department of Development selects university research centers to become Centers for Innovation, through the Third Frontier Wright Projects Program. ITECS helped a university and for-profit company partner to submit a proposal to win this prestigious funding award. Over the past few years, ITECS has helped seven centers win this award in the state of Ohio. ITECS worked with the center’s principals to position the technology in a way that would differentiate the university to both the business and scientific community panel of judges. ITECS helped write and manage the proposal process, resulting in the number 1 rated proposal out of x and winning a $3 million award.