Applied Research & Partnerships

At the heart of Applied Research & Partnerships (AR&P), LMI’s applied research portfolio establishes the technological building blocks for future innovations and solutions for our customers.

LMI’s Applied Research and Partnerships Team

For over 60 years, LMI has cultivated a synergy among partners in a robust innovation ecosystem of our deep subject matter experts, leading university centers, applied research labs, innovation consortia, and academic thought leaders. Our applied research and partnerships (AR&P) team centers on a dynamic research project portfolio constantly evolving in response to our customers’ needs, global trends, and changes in the technology landscape. This portfolio drives connections across the LMI enterprise and our strategic partners to critically support innovation efforts with cutting-edge industry and academic expertise, research, and analysis for our customers.  

Applied Research Portfolio

At the heart of AR&P, LMI’s applied research portfolio establishes the technological building blocks for future innovations and solutions for our customers. Our agenda drives fundamental research to best support the mission of LMI, surfacing questions, exploring possible answers, initiating partnerships, launching workshops, and feeding the Forge™ with tools to accelerate our innovations for government agencies. 

Academic & Lab Partnerships

Enduring academic partners who lead in their fields anchor our agile portfolio of formal working relationships with universities, applied research labs, and academic experts, which is enhanced through our ready access to dozens of additional relationships selected based on the needs of our customers and LMI’s strategic priorities. 

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    LMI designs and hosts highly focused workshops to explore topics disrupting or transforming our customers’ operations. These workshops bridge and broker relevant conversations through engagement and interactive collaboration to advance thought leadership, socialize concepts and technologies, and build meaningful relationships between industry, academia, government champions, and organizations. 

  • Academic Partnership

    Data Entrepreneurship Challenge Overview

    LMI and the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Data Science have teamed up to bring an entrepreneurship competition to Grounds. This challenge calls on innovators to spur progress around health equity solutions through the design of artificial intelligence (AI) to drive insights that are coupled with adoption strategies.

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Brant Horio

Sr. Fellow, Applied Research & Partnerships Meet Brant

Brant Horio

Sr. Fellow, Applied Research & Partnerships

Brant Horio leads our strategic research group, integrating resources, technologies, and partnerships with applied research to advance LMI's innovation mission.

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    Forge™ Technology Studio

    Leveraging agile methods and human-centered design, the Forge™ empowers us to deliver technology solutions rapidly.

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  • People Powering Possible

    LMI Fellows

    LMI fellows work across the enterprise to match LMI capabilities and strategy with government challenges, differentiating our solutions.

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About LMI

Combining a legacy of federal expertise with an innovation ecosystem, we minimize time to value and accelerate mission success. With an emphasis on agile development and human-centered design, we enable agencies to experience solutions faster and conquer their toughest challenges sooner. 

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