The Federal Government is the largest consumer and supporter of advanced technologies in the United States and is often willing to more rapidly adopt new technologies and more aggressively fund new technology development. Key government focus areas are semiconductor and electronics, commercial space/aerospace, artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced manufacturing, drones/autonomous systems and energy systems.

Clark Street supports companies within each of these industries, and more.



Semiconductors and electronics are a critical pillar of Clark Street Associates’ business; and our track-record of securing high-value deals with the U.S. government and other strategic parties is unparalleled. Given the government’s battle with China for technical superiority and the need to shore up the U.S. industrial base, there are substantial dollars available to semiconductor and electronics companies, for technology development, manufacturing build-out and long-term supply agreements. Clark Street establishes robust, synergistic, long-term relationships meant to provide significant increases in valuation with minimal to no dilutive investment.

Areas of Focus:

  • Advanced architecture integrated circuit
  • Machine learning/artificial intelligence hardware
  • Hardware assured commercial semiconductors
  • High performance & Exascale computing
  • Specialty semiconductors and materials
  • Photonics
  • Edge compute solutions
  • Quantum computing
  • Radiation hardened electronics
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Trusted Foundry
  • 5G Implementation


Commercial Space & Aeronautics

With the recent expansion of commercial space companies, and the extraordinary pace of commercial aeronautics technology advances, the U.S. government has shifted a lot of their focus (and spending) toward commercial technology development and deployment of innovative technologies.  The capital-intensive nature of these industries, and the consistent appropriation of government funding, targeted to support growing technology in this sector, makes this a key area for federal funding. The government is focused on increasing adoption of commercial technology in both the government and commercial sectors, bolstering the U.S. manufacturing base and improving access to these commercial products and services for the space, defense and intelligence communities of the U.S. government.

Areas of Focus:

  • Next generation satellites and constellation technology
  • Commercial launch
  • Innovative data services
  • 5G and other advanced RF/millimeter wave technologies
  • Advanced sensors
  • Ultra-low power inference/machine learning


Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

As artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to develop and evolve, opportunities for development, demonstration, and application are abundant across almost all Departments of the U.S. government. The government is investing a massive amount of funding into this field. Unfortunately, with this opportunity comes an extraordinary amount of competition. Those companies that take a ‘wait and see’ approach will miss this opportunity. The government is willing to rapidly adopt new technologies, quickly, and is a proven partner in this area.

Areas of Focus:

  • Autonomous vehicles (Land, Sea, Air)
  • Recognition & detection software
  • Neural networks
  • Deep learning
  • Increasing adoption of AI solutions across the government


Advanced Manufacturing

With the government’s growing interest in reestablishing the U.S. as a global manufacturer, they are making significant investment into the development and build-out of advanced manufacturing that leverage innovation (rather than simply scale) to disrupt traditional and new manufacturing industries. Clark Street Associates supports a wide array of advanced manufacturing technologies to further the state of the art, advance government and commercial adoption and secure funding for additional development and construction.

Areas of Focus:

  • Additive (3D) manufacturing
  • Automation technologies
  • Industrial artificial intelligence
  • Industrial IoT
  • Rapid prototyping and design for manufacturing

Energy Systems

Advanced energy solutions and applications are critical to both the federal and state governments and the economy. A variety of factors can affect the energy industry, whether it be supply shortages, regulatory scrutiny, or price instability. 

Through in-depth technical expertise and industry experience, Clark Street Associates can rapidly maneuver through the changing demands of both the public and private sectors to provide a turnkey solution for our clients.

Areas of Focus:

  • Advanced battery technologies (Li-Ion, NiZn, etc.)
  • Solar / PV technology development and manufacturing
  • Grid resiliency and hardening
  • Energy storage systems
  • Microgrid solutions
  • Islanding
  • Energy infrastructure security (physical and cyber)

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