Amplifier Ventures provides a broad range of consulting services relating to the cross section of entrepreneurship, innovation and organizational change. It has worked with Department of Defense Lab directorate, DARPA, DHS, AFOSR, the Army and other national security agencies, research universities, including George Mason University, and instrumentalities of county and state governments, including the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, on various consulting engagements addressing entrepreneurship and technology creation.
Some examples of Amplifier Ventures innovation consulting activities include:
- Creating and operating TandemNSI, a public private partnership between Amplifier Ventures and the Commonwealth of Virginia (with additional funding Arlington County, Virginia). TandemNSI is a national network to connect national security agencies of the US government with innovators and entrepreneurs not currently engaged with the national security establishment.
- Identifying and investigating the process of technology identification and commercialization for the United States Department of Defense, and providing recommendations and a roadmap for accelerating successful commercialization of federally funded technology research and development out of United States government labs.
- Creating and executing a long term innovation process and cultural change program for Volunteers of America, one of the largest and longest established not-for-profits in the United States. Training employees, gathering resources and creating innovation pilot programs to identify profit making opportunities, as well as service improvement and fund raising innovations.
- Assisting the Army REF in evaluating the applicability of additive manufacturing to logistics and battlefield readiness, and identifying business models and intellectual property approaches to facilitate entrepreneurial engagement.
- Evaluating, modifying and executing a long term change the technology commercialization process of George Mason University, including a dramatic change in approach from a “patent first” to “business first” approach.
- Assisting the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency in the creation and execution of a residential innovation program that broad scientists and atypical sources of expertise, and provided business mentorship and analysis to participants.