Our Funders

National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) MEP

The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. 

Focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its over 1,300 manufacturing experts at over 400 service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed. 

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.