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We help define, execute and accelerate innovation strategies and projects on your roadmap



Mighty yet nimble, we are industrial innovation experts that can jump in and add value to your strategy and roadmap quickly. We not only help you hunt for competitive advantage, we help effectively integrate it into your and with scale.

Experienced in leading large, multinational R&D organizations, bringing new products to market in startup organizations, and building and validating rapid prototypes.

We have degrees in:
  • Business 

  • Project Management

  • Engineering, ME / ChE

And specialties in:
  • Technology Strategy

  • Intellectual Property

  • Product Management

       (PDMA Certified)

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About us


What we do 

What we don't do 

Resources when you need them
Deploy projects independently or with your teams
Break the bank
Get an experienced consultant for the price of a contractor
Proven tools and processes
Proven tools to eliminate time waste and drive results quickly
All talk, no action
We deliver tangible results with next step recommendations
Accelerate project work
Realize competitive advantage and ROI faster
Add zero value
35+ combined years research & development and innovation


Hear what our customers are saying about our work


Catalytic Consulting helped us develop and validate the value proposition for our cutting edge technology. This included deep research into the patent landscape as well as customer and partner engagement. Their work has been a critical contribution to our early-stage fundraising efforts.

Founder, CEO SiTration - an MIT Startup

Joe lead our team through applicable processes resulting in tools that were based on general principles but tailored to our needs. Training a team of initially reluctant users in a way that made them enthusiastic about the system was another welcomed benefit.

CEO, Applied Biomimetic

When we lost our technical lead in the middle of a very large project, Joe was able to quickly step in and  fill the gap helping with technical guidance as well as project management and team leadership.  We look forward to continuing to partner with Catalytic Consulting for the foreseeable future.

CEO, Critical Materials Corporation

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Catalytic was a tremendous asset to us as we developed and implemented the stage gate project management system within our department. They separated us through the entire process and were available for numerous hours of training and coaching.

Senior Scientist, Mid-sized Membrane Technology Manufacturer


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Joe Gifford

President, Principal Consultant

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