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Institute Membership

The work of the Institute for Innovation is made possible through the support of partners from non-profit and for-profit companies. Thought leaders from these partner organizations, representatives of the ACT-IAC leadership team, and senior advisors from government comprise the Innovators Circle that guides and oversees the work of the Institute.

The Institute wishes to express its appreciation to the following companies for their support of the Institute and its activities.  Information about sponsorship levels is provided below. Inquiries about the benefits of sponsorship are welcome.  Contact Carol Miller at cmiller@actiac.org.

Innovators Circle Members:

James Cook (chair),  Duane Blackburn, and Dave Powner

Research Partners
MITRE

Chip Block

Industry Member
Converged Security Solutions

Kyle Tuberson

Industry Member
ICF

Tim Smith

Industry Member
OnPoint

Judy Douglas and Diana Zavala

Industry Members
Perspecta

Darren Ash

Government Advisor

USDA

Mike Howell and Mark Karkenny

ACT-IAC Staff Partners

Research Partner:

Partners:

Become A Sponsor:

The ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation provides a unique, collaborative environment where government, industry, and academia can provide objective, non-partisan strategic thought leadership for government missions through the innovative application and management of technology.  The Institute for Innovation sponsorship packages are based on company Federal revenue.  Companies must be ACT-IAC members in good standing to be eligible to sponsor the Institute for Innovation. The Institute sponsorship packages include the following benefits:

Common benefits for all sponsors of the Institute for Innovation

  • Member of the Innovators Circle and participate in Innovators Circle meetings
  • Participate in setting the Institute’s strategic priorities and direction
  • Participate in the review and selection of future Institute projects
  • Participate in selection and approval of government innovation advisors to the Institute
  • Serve in an advisory role to oversee Institute for Innovation special projects
  • Participate in review and approval of final drafts of project reports and white papers
  • Advise on ways to attract new members and grow the Institute for Innovation
  • Receive complimentary professional published reports for company distribution
  • Opportunity to participate in presentations about Institute for Innovation plans, programs and projects (including government if requested)
  • Opportunity to exhibit innovations and judge exhibits at annual Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards event
  • Opportunity to provide content and make presentations in webinars
  • Opportunity to publish articles in InnOvation newsletter
  • Recognition of company on final products, including name
  • Recognition of company on Institute website and materials
  • Recognition of company on all Institute marketing materials and social media
  • Recognition of company in InnOvation newsletter
     

Research Partner Institute Sponsor:

Additional benefits include:

  • Direct and coordinate the Institute for Innovation’s outreach efforts to research institutions
  • Provide oversight and direction for all Institute for Innovation research institution projects
  • Review and recommend approval or modifications to future research project proposals
  • Participate, as needed, in briefings about research project proposals, plans, and products
     

Platinum Institute Sponsor - (for large firms with $40M and over Federal revenue)

Additional benefits include:

  • Advise and assist the Institute Chair on integrating new functional communities, e.g. Chief Innovation Officers or Chief Data Officers, into the Institute for Innovation
  • Coordinate integration of Institute for Innovation activities into other ACT-IAC programs, projects, and events
  • Work with Institute Chair in acquiring and supporting government sponsors
     

Gold Institute Sponsor – (for emerging firms with $10-40M in Federal revenue)

Additional benefits include:

  • Maintain and distribute best practices from Institute for Innovation projects
  • Coordinate promotion of the Institute and its products via the web, social media, newsletters, and other communication channels
  • Coordinate integration of Institute for Innovation activities into other ACT-IAC programs, projects, and events
     

Silver Institute Sponsor - (for small businesses under $10M in Federal revenue)

Additional benefits include:

  • Recommend and participate in any Institute for Innovation small business related projects
  • Recommend government advisors for Institute for Innovation small business related projects
  • Recommend how small businesses can be better integrated into the Institute’s activities
     

Academic Institution Sponsor (for institutions without Federal contracts, not intended for individual students or faculty members)

Additional benefits include:

  • Direct and coordinate the Institute for Innovation’s outreach efforts to academic institutions
  • Opportunity to be selected and serve as the “Academic Co-Chair” for the annual Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards event
  • Recommend future academic institution projects or programs for the Institute for Innovation
     

Accelerator, Incubator, and Start-up Firms Sponsor

Additional benefits include:

  • Direct and coordinate the Institute for Innovation’s outreach efforts to accelerators and incubators
  • Provide research, recommendations and oversight on all new emerging technologies and innovation tools
  • Lead and coordinate the Institute for Innovation’s assessment of emerging technologies and innovations
     

Separate from sponsoring the Institute for Innovation, ACT-IAC member firms and organizations can also sponsor special projects conducted by the Institute for Innovation.

Special Project Sponsor benefits:

  • Serve as the project leader for an Institute for Innovation special project for the duration of the project (a member of the Innovator Circle will provide oversight)
  • Obtain or assist the Innovators Circle in obtaining a government sponsor for the project
  • Build and lead a team of government and industry volunteer members to conduct the project
  • Lead development and execution of a project plan and delivery of products
  • Provide periodic updates on the project to the Innovators Circle members
  • Company name and logo on final project report
  • Company name and logo on Institute for Innovation’s web site and materials
  • Ability to cite sponsorship on your company’s website and communication materials
  • Complimentary professionally published report for company distribution

 

For more information about sponsoring the Institute for Innovation, please contact Carol Miller at cmiller@actiac.org.