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ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY

IAC has extensive experience providing management consulting and research services to clients with a focus on business, technical, and policy developments in the environment and energy sectors. Whether our clients require rigorous market research, policy analysis, or business development support, IAC staff and associates have the experience, training, and commitment to deliver value through a detailed, results-driven approach to our projects and assignments.

Recent areas of inquiry:

  • U.S. Policy and Legislation Tracking
  • Energy Policy Act
  • Geopolitical Aspects and International Policy Developments
  • CAFE Standards
  • Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices
  • Ethanol and Biodiesel
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Global Climate Change
  • Credit Trading and Portfolio Standards

Examples of environment and energy-related projects that we have managed on behalf of our clients include:

  • Carbon Dioxide Sequestration: North American Market (Annual): IAC submitted an annual update to our client on carbon dioxide sequestration- current status and future plans for the North American market. This research involves a comprehensive investigation of the key public and private players in this area, including the scale and scope of their research and development activities and international collaboration efforts.
  • Environmental Toxicity Prevention- U.S. Statutory and Regulatory Approaches to Waterfowl Hunting: Comprehensive review of federal and state laws, regulations and penalties applicable to ammunition use by waterfowl hunters in the U.S.
  • Clean Coal Technology- U.S. Market: IAC researched and analyzed the current status and future plans for CCT programs in the U.S. We submitted a comprehensive resource document to our client including several case studies that facilitated an in-depth understanding of CCT in the U.S. with respect to key players, policies, strategies, budgets, new technologies and trends.

IAC utilizes experienced researchers; our location in Washington, DC; and an extensive network of environment and energy professionals. We provide timely, insightful analysis?and succinct, detailed findings.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

From our Washington DC headquarters, IAC is within close proximity to several of the nation’s high profile science and technology clusters. We have leveraged this geographical competitive advantage to establish a strong network of key stakeholders in government, industry and academia. This allows us to obtain important first hand information in support of our primary research efforts into the latest developments in technology and innovation.

Recent areas of inquiry:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Technology Incubators, Business Development, and Facilitating International Trade.
  • Oceans and Deep-Sea Drilling

IAC employs several experts that have been trained in U.S. Science and Technology Policy and the Economics of Innovation. We have used this in-house knowledge and experience to manage many diverse and interesting projects on behalf of clients. These projects include:

  • The U.S. Biotechnology Industry: A comprehensive study of the U.S. biotechnology industry including business strategies, financing, and R&D issues. The investigation was conducted in association with the George Washington University’s Center for International Science and Technology Policy and included an extensive literature review and interviews with industry leaders, academics and professionals.
  • Trends in Life Sciences- U.S. Market: This study supported our client’s contribution to the Japanese Prime Minister’s Biotechnology Strategy Council. The report focused on three specific areas: tissue engineering, bio-related devices, and advanced bio-processes. In each area the study appraised current technology trends, technology drivers, nature and activities of agents (companies, research and development laboratories), related government programs, collaborative agreements for select companies, market size and future market prospects.
  • Comparative Budget and R&D Profile- Selected U.S. Federal Agencies(Annual): IAC conducts an annual survey and comparative budget analysis regarding research priorities, science and technology funding, and interagency collaboration for a number of federal agencies in the United States.

FINANCE, TRADE, POLICY & ECONOMICS

IAC staff includes experienced researchers with degrees in Finance, Economics, and International Trade, Commerce, and Law. Our staff utilizes a robust network of professional consultants to bolster our ability to provide the most detailed information and insightful analysis.

IAC has the expertise to tackle complex issues in international trade, economic development, and budget analysis. An example of prior research:

  • Comparative Budget and R&D Profile- Selected U.S. Federal Agencies(Annual): IAC conducts an annual survey and comparative budget analysis regarding research priorities, science and technology funding, and interagency collaboration for a number of federal agencies in the United States.

Other examples of prior research reports include:

  • Export Assistance for U.S. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • NAFTA Impact Analysis
  • U.S. Immigration Policy:  Impacts on Society and Industry
  • Export Assistance for US Environmental Companies
  • Create Opportunities for New Technology Ventures
  • Commercialization of the Internet
  • Effects of U.S. Telecommunications Deregulation Policy on the Telecommunications Industry, Marketplace, and Infrastructure
  • U.S. Multimedia Business Trends
  • Survey of Foreign Aid Projects Related to Renewable Energy
  • Country-Specific Survey of World Bank Lending Policies and Projects
  • Research and Development Funding at U.S. Universities and Colleges

HOMELAND SECURITY AND BIODEFENCE

From our Washington DC headquarters, IAC is within close proximity to several of the nation’s high profile science and technology clusters. We have leveraged this geographical competitive advantage to establish a strong network of key stakeholders in government, industry and academia. This allows us to obtain important first hand information in support of our primary research efforts into the latest developments in technology and innovation.

Examples of homeland security and biodefense research projects that we have managed on behalf of our clients include:

  • New Business Development: Homeland Security Applications: This project was in response to our major industrial client’s request to gain a better understanding of U.S. support for new homeland security technologies. Our assignment included a visit to and subsequent partnership with Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC). CIC was established with the mission of bringing together small companies, large companies, and the public sector to harness entrepreneurship and foster innovative homeland security technologies and solutions for the U.S. and abroad.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY

As an international corporation, IAC seeks to promote and facilitate new business and trade relationships. We do investigative research to discover companies with international market opportunities in Japan and the United States. In this respect, IAC has worked with business development organizations in both countries, such as the Chesapeake Innovation Center in the Washington, DC area and a counterpart organization in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan.

In addition, IAC conducts traditional research activities in this area. For example:

  • Technology Commercialization and Support Systems for New Business Ventures in the U.S. Shipping and Maritime Industry: On behalf of our client we investigated the sources of funding and commercialization assistance to shipping and maritime technology developers including Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), federal grants and scholarships, as well as venture capital, angel investment and other private capital sources.