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. 

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.