Who We Are
Founded in 2002 by Lily Thomas, Innovate! Inc. is more than a consulting company. We are an 8(a) certified woman and minority-owned consulting firm with an award-winning history of delivering state-of-the-art services and solutions to Federal, State, Tribal and local government clients. We also serve private industry, with special focus in transportation, healthcare, higher education, and utilities. Our portfolio of services consists of Cloud Advisory Services, Geospatial Solutions, Information Technology, Business Consulting, and Innovate Business Operations Platform.
We are committed to the success of our clients, and deliver innovative solutions that solve management, technology, and program challenges while providing low total cost of ownership solutions so our clients can re-direct their precious resources to protecting human health and the environment. We employ a multi-disciplinary team of over 130 technical experts, regulatory specialists, project and program management consultants, information technology (IT), geospatial professionals, and communications and outreach strategists. We start by understanding our customers’ business objectives and don’t stop until they get maximum value. We identify our client’s needs and provide solutions that meet new challenges with confidence and agility.
We are a “green” company sponsoring the Global Cooling Network, a 501c (3) organization dedicated to preserving our nation’s forests and preserving the environment.
Innovate! Core Values and Focus
Performance and Integrity
As part of our engagements, we create a culture of performance and accountability, resulting in superior integrity, client delivery and execution excellence. We provide the opportunity for our clients to envision new solutions knowing we will be there every step of the way fueling their success.
Our Team- We value our talented staff, embracing their expertise within a family-like atmosphere.
Our Clients- We are proud to assist our customers by providing solutions that will help them change the world.
Our Partners- We are pleased to have fostered long-term relationships with world-class companies.
Technology and Information Systems
We pride ourselves on staying at the forefront of the ever-changing technology and information system environment. We help you harness the power of technology, simplifying information so you can make informed business decisions. Our solutions have helped achieve results for global projects by increasing access to critical information for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Geological Survey (USGS), and the Department of Defense (DoD) among others.
As a green company – Innovate takes health and environmental issues to heart. We sponsor a 501c (3) organization, the Global Cooling Network, that works to preserve forested land in its natural undeveloped state. We design, develop, and implement systems and processes to monitor environmental risks. We also bring a global, analytical perspective to large-scale threats to human health.
We develop partnerships, not projects.
Innovate! is proud to serve both public and private sector organizations. We provide solutions for Federal, State and Local Government agencies, tribal organizations, and private companies. Our dedication to client satisfaction and successful history of on-time, on-budget delivery has resulted in enduring, decades-long relationships.
Federal – Federal departments and agencies are undergoing significant transformation activities in response to changes in the national and international environment. Across all federal agencies, the imperatives of increased stewardship of resources, streamlined program management, improved planning and budgeting, and enhanced responsiveness to citizens are causing agencies to rethink and re-engineer many functions.
Innovate! builds and delivers tailored, integrated solutions that support the responsibilities and mission-critical systems of our federal clients. To ensure you receive timely and comprehensive service, we assemble a team to collaborate with you to rapidly deliver quality functional and technical advice that is grounded in experience and enhanced by strategic and innovative thinking.
State and Local – State and local governments are critical to our every day lives and deal with a wide range of competing priorities. Innovate! helps turn challenges into opportunities, ensuring these governments receive relevant and scaleable solutions.
Private and Commercial – Innovate! supports a range of private organizations from universities, healthcare agencies, non-profits and corporations. Solutions range from assisting in planning, designing and implementing IT-based solutions; moving to the cloud; measuring performance and customer experience; and geo-enabling processes to establish spatial location of your business data and enable spatial analysis. Our focus is based on your challenges to guarantee their needs and goals are achieved and create new areas for business growth.
Tribal – Working effectively with tribal governments can be complex. Our personnel have over 30 years of experience working with tribes and have supported numerous initiatives for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Tulalip Tribes, and Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians.
According to Open Ratings, a third-party performance ratings service, our clients consistently rate Innovate! Inc. high in quality, reliability, and responsiveness
As a result of Innovate!’s culture and employee-led performance, we have received numerous awards including, but not limited to:
- 2020 Esri Federal Small Business Specialty Collaboration Partner
- 2018 Esri Federal Small Business Specialty Innovation Partner
- 2015 CIO Review 20 Most Promising Public Sector Solution Providers
- 2015 Integrity, Customer, Employee Award for excellence on the USGS TSSC contract services
- 2014 EPA Mason Hewitt Award for Excellence, EnviroAtlas Application
- 2012 EPA Outstanding 8(a) Small Business of the Year
- 2010 EPA/CIO Award for Innovation, GeoData Gateway
Global Cooling Network
Founded by Innovate! in 2010, Global Cooling Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit, reflects Innovate!’s commitment to our planet. The mission of Global Cooling Network is to preserve forested land in its natural, undeveloped state. To learn more, please visit globalcoolingnetwork.org.
Active in the Community: Sharing Our Stories
Innovate recognizes that change starts with the individual – be the change that you want to see in the world! We strongly encourage and support our teammates’ passion to build a better tomorrow through Service Projects.