Technology Convergence - Programs for Grants from Multiple Federal Agencies
Interdisciplinary innovation and tools that enable it: AI, big data, IT, biotech
LARTA, THE HUB FOR CONVERGENT INNOVATION
Today, a harmonic convergence of scientific disciplines is creating new solutions that dissove the boundaries between sectors. Larta enables cutting-edge ideas that feed, fuel and heal the world by creating a hub and platform for interdisciplinary thinking and innovation.
TRANFORMATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS THAT MAKE “SILOS” OBSOLETE
Larta leverages years of expertise in our key practice areas to enable breakthroughs that cut across industry sectors, transcend silos and integrate different skill sets. Agriculture meets analytics, IT, GPS and sensor technology. Sustainable energy meets biotech. Healthcare meets IT. Drug discovery meets AI. Security meets physics.
INTEGRATED AND SUSTAINABILITY-ORIENTED SOLUTIONS FOR THE CHALLENGES FACING OUR PLANET
Hunger. Disease. Pollution. Climate change. The United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth a blueprint for working towards solving key global issues by 2030. (Graphic, below) These complex problems facing our planet require complex solutions that draw upon different disciplines. No single field has the answers.
Major universities we partner with are pursuing convergent approaches too, integrating fields such as engineering, computer science, medicine and visual arts. Larta is a catalyst for the successful implementation of multi-disciplinary science-based innovation to build human well-being. We’re expert interconnectors.
AI AND BIG DATA: TOOLS THAT ENABLE DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION
Advances in large scale data analysis, AI, software, and biotech (including genetic engineering) create powerful convergence points for Larta client companies who are disrupting the status quo with novel solutions.
They are applying these tools to transform every sector. For companies that create new tools for one sector, Larta identifies cross-fertilization opportunities across all our practice areas.
APPLIED CONVERGENCE: GRANTS FROM
MULTIPLE FEDERAL AGENCIES
Many Larta client companies have multiple SBIR/STTR grants from more than one government agency. For good reason: it’s convergence in action! All in the context of the scientific and business rigor required for a grant application to pass muster.
Larta’s commercialization services help our client companies leverage convergence. Example: RadiaBeam has won grants from DOE, DARPA, NIH and DHS to develop and commercialize particle accelerator innovations for medicine, national security and more.