Advanced Technology

The Advanced Technology Practice supports for-profit technology corporations by helping them proactively secure federal funding to develop and commercialize technology for business results.

We work with numerous entities to secure funding for individual clients and public-private partnership consortiums that are made up of industry, national laboratories, and academic partners. The Advanced Technology Practice comprises of a highly experienced group of experienced engineers (with industry, national labs, and academic experience), federal agency experts (energy, defense, commerce, etc.), technology subject-matter experts (clean energy, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, etc.), equity and workforce development experts, and government relations personnel.


Who We Serve

We work with clients in several advanced technology priority areas including industries of the future such as:

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Clean energy comes from generation systems that do not produce any kind of pollution, notably greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, which cause climate change. Therefore, clean energy – in full development – drives advances to conserve the environment and palliate the crisis with non-renewable fuels, such as gas and oil. Some of the hot topics in clean energy include electric vehicles, battery recycling, smart grid, solar cells, and carbon capture. The Bipartisan Infrastructure law will catalyze investments in clean energy technologies for mitigation of climate change.

AM accelerates breakthroughs in manufacturing materials, technologies, and systems through fundamental, multidisciplinary research with the potential to transform manufacturing capabilities, methods, and practices. Address the semiconductor challenges facing our Nation due to technological and global trends, such as the end of Moore’s Law and offshoring of semiconductor fabrication and manufacturing, by supporting future semiconductor discovery, development and fabrication, which can lead to future domestic and related electronics foundries. The Chips and Science Act will catalyze investments in domestic semiconductor manufacturing capacity.

Further advances in genomics, bioinformatics and data analytics, structural and computational biology, biophysics, synthetic biology, tissue engineering, and development of new types of biomaterials, bio-inspired data storage and microelectronics, and biomanufacturing, accelerating the ability to harness biological systems to create goods and services that can contribute to advances in agriculture, health, security, manufacturing, and the climate.

We work with clients to identify and align their capabilities with funding opportunities at the Department of Defense. With an annual budget of over $797 billion in discretionary spending, the Department of Defense offers an immense amount of opportunities to support your priorities and McAllister & Quinn can provide a comprehensive service model to support any engagement.

AI brings together numerous fields of scientific inquiry—including computer and information science; cognitive science and psychology; economics and game theory; education research; engineering and control theory; ethics; linguistics; mathematics; and philosophy—to advance the frontiers of trustworthy artificial intelligence and robotics, including advancing perception, learning, reasoning, recommendation, and action in the context of specific fields and economic sectors.

We support a breadth of small businesses in a diverse range of technology areas, spanning in size from startups to publicly traded companies. We provide a broad range of services to these clients, including coaching, proposal development (including SBIR/STTR mechanisms), strategic intelligence, award support, and other specialty services such as product roadmap development and intellectual property gap analysis. Our services are customized to each client’s needs across the technology development life cycle.

Our Services

Proposal Development Support
McAllister & Quinn works with clients to develop an effective strategy for seeking external grant funding and assists clients with composing competitive, winning proposals. The Advanced Technology team provides for-profit companies with support in putting together compelling proposals for large and complex grants.

Government Relations
McAllister & Quinn’s senior leadership has decades of experience working with Congress to direct funding toward our clients’ priorities.

Strategic Intelligence
McAllister & Quinn is a leader in gathering advanced and strategic intelligence for our clients.

Capacity Building
McAllister & Quinn works with clients to build organization-wide capacity for grants success.

Our Results

Secured $5B in Environmental Protection Agency funding to establish a National Green Bank and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of air pollution.

Secured $1.2B in Department of Energy funding to accelerate renewable hydrogen’s contribution to decarbonizing the economy.

Secured $480M in Department of Energy funding to establish a lithium-ion battery supply chain infrastructure that previously did not exist in the United States.

Secured $55M in Department of Energy funding for a large electricity company to use towards an extensive plan to improve the grid’s resilience during extreme weather.

Secured over $22M in Department of Defense funding for a large research university to support unmanned arial system and cavitation erosion research through both the Navy and Army.

Dr. Deji Akanbi, McAllister & Quinn Vice President, discusses McAllister & Quinn’s work assisting clients with Department of Energy funding.

Recent Insights

Defense specialist Jason “J.C.” Henry Joins McAllister and Quinn 

Government affairs and national security expert brings extensive Department of Defense experience to McAllister & Quinn’s Advanced Technology practice, bolstering federal funding proposals as government…

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $420 Million of Public Wireless Supply Chain Funding Available After Round 1 Awards of over $140 Million

The Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund, with a $1.5 billion appropriation, aims to advance Open RAN and secure 5G+ technologies.

McAllister & Quinn Secures Major Wins in EPA’s Solar For All Program, Resulting in Hundreds of Millions Invested in Sustainable Power Solutions

McAllister & Quinn proudly announces their pivotal role in securing funding for four projects under the EPA Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund's "Solar for All" program.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $4 Billion of Awards in Round 1 48C Tax Credits

The Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Tax Credit (48C) program expanded with $10 billion investment by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 through partnership between Department…

Advanced Technology Team