Amplifier Advisors
Innovation You Can Use

Representative Engagements

Innovation applied


Amplifier Advisors provides a broad range of consulting services relating to the cross section of entrepreneurship and innovation. It has completed significant consulting and strategic engagements with Department of Defense Lab directorate, DARPA, DHS, AFOSR, the Army and other national security agencies; research universities, including George Mason University and University of Maryland; state and local governments and related entities in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia; and prominent community economic development groups including the Greater Washington Partnership and the 2030 Group. It has worked as strategic advisor to many technology businesses, in technologies including cybersecurity, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, internet commerce, media and telecommunications.

Some examples of our innovation consulting activities for clients include:

  • Creating and operating Tandem National Security Innovations, a public private partnership between Amplifier Advisors and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tandem National Security Innovations 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.

  • Assisting the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency and George Mason University in the creation and execution of Innovation House a residential innovation program that brought scientists and atypical sources of expertise into a residential program, and provided business mentorship and analysis to participants.

  • Providing Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation with a comprehensive analysis of the Greater Washington region’s cybersecurity industry and developing a comprehensive plan for Montgomery County to develop a successful ecosystem to support cybersecurity business startup and growth.

  • Creating a regional blue print for innovation-based economic development for the 2030 Group that included a comprehensive analysis of the Greater Washington region’s innovation and entrepreneurship assets and an actionable plan to promote regional growth from these resources.

  • Assisting the Greater Washington Partnership in the evaluation of the digital tech talent in the Greater Washington region and suitability for cybersecurity and digital technology based business growth.

  • Researching and releasing for public use a comprehensive and first of its kind census of the cybersecurity industry in the Greater Washington region.