World-class Innovation Orchestrator

Leading Ecosystem Developer

Solving Emerging Technical and National Security Challenges

Spurring Today’s Innovations to Solve Tomorrow’s Problems

Driving Economic Growth at the State, Regional, and National Levels

Applied Research Institute (ARI) is a non-partisan leader in technology innovation and strategy. As a neutral, third-party innovation ecosystem orchestrator, ARI collaborates with cross-sectional partners from state and federal government, industry, and academia, across a wide spectrum of technology focus areas. We specialize in creating robust ecosystems, facilitating partnerships, and managing complex technology projects from start to finish – all with the goal of transforming ideas into game-changing results.

Through our growing network of 200+ partnerships across government, industry, and academia, ARI is uniquely positioned to solve emerging technical and national security challenges in key advanced technology areas.

Who We Are Engaged With



Connecting large, small and non-traditional businesses – and nonprofits – to new projects and opportunities.



Collaborating with top researchers, labs and operational assets to ensure successful projects.



Working with top governmental entities to identify and solve emerging technical challenges.

What We Are Working On

Trusted Microelectronics

Our experts work throughout the microelectronics supply chain and life cycle to increase the trust and reliability needed in today’s environment. Our work spans the field – from design to fabrication, from packaging to testing and more.


Hypersonics presents a serious national security threat – one that urgently requires a range of robust capabilities. We are furthering hypersonic technology through better modeling, improved simulation capability and increased collaboration.

Hydrogen Technology

Hydrogen technology presents countless opportunities for clean and renewable energy – but it is not without challenges. ARI works with leaders currently exploring the novel solutions required to bring this game-changing technology to the world.


5G heralds in new opportunities and enables applications such as autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things (IOT), and smart cities. But 6G, slated to be widely available by 2030, promises to be 100 times faster than 5G, and opens to the world to possibilities previously unimagined. ARI connects with key players in these burgeoning areas to further progress and to explore what could be.

Battery Technology

With much of our world now digitized and electrified, batteries are a critical concern. Our team includes some of the most experienced leaders in the battery space, and we’re proud to lead a world-class ecosystem of experts who are pushing the envelope in the field.

Autonomous Vehicles

Relying on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) systems to “understand” their environment and react to commands, autonomous vehicles can also be interconnected with other external devices such as smart traffic lights and roads (in smart cities). ARI connects with leading thinkers in the space to identify opportunities and lean into all this technology can offer us.

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

AI is essential – and increasingly becoming more so – in our government and commercial sectors. Whether the need is data-set quality improvement or real-time analytics, we work with technology leaders to build a range of solutions.

Vertical Take-off and Landing Technology (VTOL)

The past several years have seen unprecedented strides in VTOL technology, including everything from electric hybrid aircraft to foldable rotors, with implications possible in both the commercial sector and defense. We’re developing an ecosystem of leaders with the knowledge and experience required to drive massive innovation in this area.


With more of our world running off computer systems, cybersecurity is critical and becoming more so every day. Our ecosystems include some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity, all working together to make our networks, and our world, safer.

Solar Power

Solar energy has shown great promise as a renewable, clean energy resource. Many commercial technologies can harvest the sun’s energy directly for use in our homes, businesses, schools, and hospitals. ARI is engaged with technology leaders who are making strides in solar energy and identifying new ways to harness the full potential of this powerful resource.

Internet of Things (IoT)

The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices that can transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Increasingly, organizations in a variety of industries are using IoT to operate more efficiently. ARI’s ecosystems are examining how to best use IoT to improve manufacturing, commercialization, and ultimately, our everyday lives.

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing focuses on using innovative technologies and methods to improve a company’s ability to be competitive in the manufacturing sector. ARI’s ecosystems are looking at how to optimize all aspects of the manufacturing value chain, from concept to end-of-life considerations, in a concerted effort to improve efficiency and increase competitiveness across key industries.