What does Levenhall do?
Levenhall seeks out technology with a national security use-case and prepares it for the Intelligence Community (IC) and other national security organizations. The technology may be at initial conception to further along the development path. Once located, Levenhall pairs the technology with a source of funding, be it investment, buyer or non-dilutive grants to accelerate the development and accessibility of the innovation.
What is the IC? National intelligence and security is a government function that relates to the security of the nation state, typically including intelligence collection both internal and external to the borders of the country. Each of the ICs (broadly speaking, the set of agencies and bodies making up national intelligence collection and assessment, and associated law enforcement and defense aspects) have capability development requirements that are intended to provide next generation support to the intelligence process.
Dual-use Principal. Technology in the IC sector is designed to support government efforts to secure the nation and defeat intelligence threats from adversaries. In some cases, IC technology is bespoke for the intelligence and security community, however, increasingly it is “dual-use”, with only minor adaptation from a commercial application required to apply it to a government specific requirement. The scope of intelligence-related technology is therefore broad and is typically defined by its application, rather than what industry it belongs to field that it generates from.
Levenhall’s Value Proposition. It takes the eye of a trained national security or intelligence professional to best imagine how to apply any given technology in an operational setting.
Based on our years of real-world operational and policy experience, and through our links to 5 Eyes governments, Levenhall has a deep understanding of what will be of greatest utility or need and may be procured. In this way, by matching innovation to known IC requirements, Levenhall provides options for traction, investment and non-dilutive funding.
1. The action or process of innovating.
‘innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organization’
2. A new method, idea, product, etc.
‘we were inundated with new products in a seemingly endless cavalcade of astonishing innovations.’
(Oxford English Dictionary)
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