Our Funders

National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) MEP


The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) works with small and mid-sized US manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.  This nation-wide network is a public/private partnership with over 400 centers and more than 1,300 technical experts working to sustain and grow America’s manufacturing base. 

ESD Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR)


NYSTAR’s mission is to help new and existing NY businesses become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies. NYSTAR supports a network of ten regional not-for-profit organizations through its Research and Technology Development programs which are complemented by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership to aid in providing direct, cost-effective, strategic  assistance to small and medium manufacturing companies.

National Grid

National Grid

National Grid is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. Cables in tunnelThe company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the centre of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’.