DawnbreakerDr. Servo is the founder and president of Dawnbreaker, a company specializing in commercialization assistance for advanced technology firms participating in SBIR and STTR programs. Dawnbreaker delivers high-impact strategic planning, market research, evaluation services, and marketing communications assistance to advance national technology innovation initiatives of Federal agencies and small, advanced technology firms. Since 1990, Dawnbreaker has worked with over 7,800 SBIR/STTR-funded projects participating in Commercialization Assistance programs sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Energy, the Department of the Navy, the National Science Foundation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Companies participating in these programs have received over $2.5B in Phase III funding. Annually Dawnbreaker conducts market research on over a thousand technologies in fields as diverse as quantum dots, isotope separators, polymer composite materials, trauma induced coagulopathy and battery management.
Dawnbreaker provides market research not only to small businesses but also to federal agencies through its various tech foraging initiatives. Dawnbreaker’s business coaches work with companies in both Defense and civilian markets that are applying for their first Small Business Innovation Research award, as well as successful graduates of the SBIR program that need a manufacturing assessment to help them prepare for production scale up. Leveraging Dr. Servo’s expertise in instructional design and the skills of the Dawnbreaker Design team, the company also develops Learning Management Systems that are web-based to facilitate learning, granting greater flexibility to both the instructor and the learner. Focused on impact, Dawnbreaker provides evaluation services and produces success stories, newsletters, and magazines.