IAC helps corporations source targeted innovation while rewarding innovators by connecting the right people at the right times to solve challenging problems

IAC helps corporations source targeted innovation while rewarding innovators by connecting the right people at the right times to solve challenging problems

Our Approach

Open Innovation

IAC tracks the individuals and teams affiliated with contract R&D labs, grant funded startups, universities, and accelerators and facilitates sponsorship of those teams when their research and capabilities align with a corporation’s R&D initiatives.

Data Analytics

IAC analytics identifies the best research teams to hire on demand for R&D projects. By curating and connecting research output data (e.g., publications, grants, patents) to individual researchers and teams, IAC can validate prior work and promote the best human capital to help move research from the lab to commercialization.

Investment

IAC’s network of family offices and private equity funds coinvest in corporate sponsored research projects. Private capital brings additional investment dollars into R&D to accelerate innovation while providing investment leverage and reduced risk to corporations.

Monetization

IAC uses research contracts with corporate sponsors to enable on demand R&D while providing upside and liquidity to innovators and private investors in the outcome of their research, which could include pre-determined buyouts and ongoing royalty streams.

Royalty Stream Acquisition

IAC acquires all or portions of royalty streams from licensors – thus providing non-dilutive and non-recourse financing to innovators who may then reinvest the transaction proceeds into future R&D initiatives while reducing exposure to future royalty stream fluctuations.


Who We Work With

 
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    Grant Funded Startups

    IAC works with grant funded startups to introduce their research, technology, and capabilities to corporations as a solution to corporate R&D initiatives. IAC secures corporate sponsored and private investment to facilitate additional research and commercialization while generating monetization events for innovators. Phase IIB SBIR applicants can receive additional leverage through matching funding from the government.

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    Accelerators / Incubators

    IAC works with accelerators and incubators to connect their portfolio companies with corporate R&D initiatives and accompanying private and corporate sponsored investment. IAC also offers ownership shares in any research contracts into which their portfolio companies enter.

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    Universities

    IAC works with research universities to bring investment into university research and spin outs and acquires royalty steams from universities. IAC tracks the research output and availability of university researchers for collaboration with corporate sponsors, innovators, and other researchers.

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    Contract R&D Labs

    IAC connects R&D labs with corporate sponsors, innovators, and other researchers, which provides additional revenue through contract work and ongoing royalties from both internal and contract-based research. IAC also acquires royalty streams from R&D labs to fund operations, internal research, and/or to de-risk dependance on future royalty streams.

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    Corporations

    IAC works with corporations to identify R&D gaps and source innovation and research teams that fulfill corporate R&D initiatives. IAC also helps corporations generate new revenue streams by co-investing with corporations in innovation that will drive demand for existing and future corporate products and services while creating future royalty streams.

 

About Us

IAC was founded out of the need for a new model of R&D funding and monetization that bridges the gap between research and commercialization where many valuable innovations succumb to the valley of death.

We provide the innovation ecosystem with a model that accentuates human capital skillsets and derisks R&D and commercialization investment. IAC’s goal is to advance the new winners of tomorrow by promoting and accelerating the work of those stakeholders who are most capable of solving challenging problems that have significant impact.

Team

N. Darius Sankey, PhD.

James Trueman

Chris Aubuchon, Ph.D.

David Ghorbanpoor

Team

N. Darius Sankey, PhD.

James Trueman

Chris Aubuchon, Ph.D.

David Ghorbanpoor

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