The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) works with small and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. The nationwide network provides a variety of services, from innovation strategies and process improvements, to sustainable manufacturing, supply chain and technology acceleration services. MEP centers also work with partners at the state and federal levels on programs that position manufacturers to develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products.
Empire State Development 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.