The September Project represents a high-tech threat on Strange Earth. They develop technologies that potentially destabilize Earth or alert planetevores to its presence (tasty, tasty presence). Based on this place within Strange Earth, the distinctive flavor for the September Project is corporate science. This builds on the concern people have with faceless scientists performing unethical or dangerous research. Your goal in developing September Project encounters would be to populate the scene with villains that fit this theme. One possible source of inspiration stands out: AIM (Advanced Idea Mechanics).
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The image also emphasizes the sense that the AIM workers are uniform. Each of the members is well-equipped but uniformly dressed. This emphasizes the corporate element of the organization -- as distinct from, say, a lone mad scientist. This also fits with the theme of the September Project.
AIM also possess a strict hierarchy. Individual scientists work within teams. The teams are connected to a clear hierarchy -- leading to the "Scientist Supreme." Over the years, there have been others structures of their leadership bit the specifics are not important to AIM as an inspiration for the September Project.
Of course, you can ignore the bee-hive look or the giant head in a floating chair if you like :).