Quick Facts: New Technology Adoption Program
The Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center, IN-MaC, is accepting inquiries for technology adoption partnership projects. Apply now.
Eligible manufacturing companies: Indiana based companies or facilities
Partnership objective: Adoption of technologies that will strengthen competitiveness and add or preserve jobs in Indiana
Technology adoption focus areas for FY 13-14
- Digital engineering for product design, including finite element methods, materials characterization and computational fluid dynamics
- Product lifecycle management, including model-based engineering, supply chain integration and the supporting technologies such as 3D modeling
- Production systems modeling and design, including factory flow optimization and layouts, data intelligence, line simulations and warehouse systems.
Partnership personnel, scope and timing, Purdue and company investments, and measurement of outcomes:
- Personnel will include Purdue faculty and graduate students working closely with engineers, technologists and managers in the participating companies
- The scope of work will generally be 3-6 months for adoption of the selected technology. Purdue will facilitate the technology adoption with on-site and campus-based assistance, pilot projects and mentoring
- Purdue will invest $20,000 to $40,000 in most projects. Companies will invest a minimum of half the Purdue-invested amount through in-kind contributions (the dollar value of participating personnel) and expenditures (software, computers, etc.).
- Outcome measurement will be pre-determined for each project and in general will include impact on jobs, sales and competitiveness, level of adoption and other factors
Selection process for projects: Selection will be made by the Purdue IN-MaC leadership team, with a heavy weighting on projects with high-potential outcomes.