Our History

We pioneered and perfected the art of collaboration management.

We’ve been at it for more than 20 years and have created a rich body of knowledge and resources you can count on.

  • Our First R&D Program
    Our First R&D Program

    Our first R&D program developed an on-demand manufacturing system for the U.S. Navy. The just-in-time manufacturing method replaced an outdated model of producing and warehousing lots of parts in case they were needed later for critical repairs. It is still in use at multiple military depots to this day.

  • Disruptive Technical Break-Through
    Disruptive Technical Break-Through

    Our second large program developed product data standards that share product information among supply chains. It’s unthinkable now that a complex system such as a plane, automobile, ship, electronic equipment or appliance would be made without digital records. At the time, the creation of these standards was a disruptive technical break-through.

  • Our First OTA-Based Consortium
    Our First OTA-Based Consortium

    In 1998, ATI became the consortium management firm for the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). This industry-led, Navy-sponsored collaboration of leading U.S. shipyards was ATI’s first Other Transaction Authority (OTA)-based consortium. Guided by a consensus Strategic Investment Plan, NSRP continues to develop new shipbuilding and repair technologies to reduce the total ownership costs of U.S. Navy ships.

  • Consortium Management for NAC and DOTC
    Consortium Management for NAC and DOTC

    In 2009, ATI became the consortium management firm for the industry-led National Armaments Consortium (NAC) and single point contracting agent for the DoD Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC). Since that time, DOTC has grown to become the largest OTA-based enterprise and has executed more than 650 initiatives awarded to NAC members totaling more than $5 billion since 2009.

  • The Leader in R&D Collaboration Management
    The Leader in R&D Collaboration Management

    Today, ATI is the leader in R&D collaboration management. We manage consortia with broad industry involvement in diverse focus areas including armaments, advanced materials, WMD countermeasures, shipbuilding, healthcare, and space technologies. ATI manages 13 current OTA-based collaborations.

  • Experience and Expertise

    ATI’s core competency remains the same as it was 20 years ago: building and leading R&D consortia.

  • ATI Today

    ATI has become the leader in our field, managing more than 20 R&D collaborations.

Latest News


Advanced Technology International to lead the Metals Affordability Initiative

Advanced Technology International (ATI) signed a cooperative agreement to lead the Metals Affordability Initiative (MAI), a consortium sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and cost-shared by industry.


AFCAT Team Contributes to Breakout Project Savings

During a ceremony at the Pentagon on June 28, Mr. Frank DiPofi, Aviation Forging & Casting Assistance Team (AFCAT) Program Manager, accepted the Department of Defense Value Engineering Award.


ATI Lands New Award

ATI announced today that it has received a 6-month award from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) to organize a new Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC).