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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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.

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.

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

Individual Client Initiatives

Secured $317M in Department of Energy funding for a technology company to build next generation batteries for electric vehicles.

Secured $1.4M in Department of Defense funding for a state economic development office to support manufacturing supply chain development.

Secured $1.5M in Department of Defense funding for a small business in the semiconductor manufacturing equipment industry to support product development for advanced deposition technologies.

Secured $2M in Department of Defense funding for a large research university client to support manufacturing education programs.

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

McAllister & Quinn Assists Entergy New Orleans in $55 Million Award to Enhance Energy Grid’s Resilience Against Severe Weather Events

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McAllister & Quinn Assists California in $1.2 Billion Award to Advance Hydrogen Roadmap and Meet Climate and Clean Energy Goals

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Advanced Technology Team