Our Story

The Conafay Group was created by veteran Washington, D.C. government affairs executive Stephen R. Conafay in 2012. In addition to Steve’s decades of experience in non-dilutive funding, federal affairs and public policy, our team includes engineers, scientists, and policy experts, as well as former federal staff, and industry executives, all of whom have a wealth of scientific and policy expertise in issues relevant to the life sciences. We have a unique and intimate understanding of the federal funding landscape, healthcare and innovation policy, federal government priorities, coalition development, and commercial/institutional partnering opportunities. Our strength lies in putting this knowledge, and our keen grasp of the science behind our clients’ science and technology, to work for our clients.
A unique ability to cultivate federal funding opportunities
Much of our success is based on the strategic relationships we help foster between our clients and their key stakeholders, including federal and non-federal funding entities. We identify and cultivate novel funding opportunities, align client technology with federal/private needs, and manage policy issues that affect the life sciences industry and biomedical research communities. All of these provide our clients with a competitive advantage in the federal and non-federal funding market.

Competitive Advantage

Political and Scientific Expertise


Business Network

Execution and Accountability

Concerted Effort