Strategic & Technical Advisory Services

The strategic advisory services, led by the iNDustry Labs Engineers in Residence (ENIRs), bridge the critical gap between the research and instruction at the University and the needs and opportunities for applied innovation in the region, especially in key areas like automation, applied analytics, and product and market analysis. Specific projects typically run from three to twelve weeks, and entail focused investigations conducted through interviews, surveys, site tours, and market research in collaboration with the industry partner.

iNDustry Advancement Services

Through iNDustry XPs (transformation plans) the iNDustry Labs team collaborates with local companies to develop specific, actionable plans for operational and/or product innovation.  These plans are detailed to the tactical level and intentionally draw upon the available resources and programs at the University and across the LIFT Network to support implementation.   

Grant Development Support 

Grant support services for proposal development and application support for local, state and federal grants. Proposal development may be pursued in conjunction with technology validation activities available through iNDustry Labs. Grants include:

  • IEDC Manufacturing Readiness Grants for CapEx matching funds
  • SBIR/STTR grant applications for commercialization of new technology

iNDustry 4.0 Assessment

Understanding how emerging technologies and business models are redefining your business, and, more specifically, knowing where your business stands today compared to its potential is fundamental to developing a strategy for advancement.  

A diagnostic assessment tool to shape your competitive strategy and innovation priorities. This assessment will provide you with an understanding of your business’ relative utilization of available technology and best business practices.

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