Technology Adoption

Delivering Solutions to Help Manufacturers Become More Capable and Competitive

Technology Adoption projects provide timely and objective assistance to manufacturers when implementing high-impact, high-return projects within and across their manufacturing value chain. Technology Adoption projects are delivered by Purdue faculty experts through our partnership with Indiana’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

Let us help your Indiana based operation be more efficient and profitable by implementing smart, digital technologies. Through our network of expert faculty and professionals we can help you identify the opportunity, scope the project, and implement a high-value, high-return solution.

Technology Adoption Areas of Specialization

  • 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.

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Eligibility: Indiana Based Manufacturers

Program Details:

  • The IN-MaC award will provide up to $40,000 in most projects to offset the consultative services of Purdue expert faculty and students. Participating companies demonstrate a minimum investment of half the IN-MaC-invested amount through in-kind contributions (the dollar value of participating personnel) and expenditures (software, computers, etc.).
  • IN-MaC grants favor high-impact, high-return projects with demonstrable outcomes. Project outcomes are estimated before a project and are verified after completion. Impacts are reported in terms of improvements to operational performance, increased revenues and other factors.
  • Projects are typically 3 to 6 months in duration.
  • The IN-MaC grant cannot be used for Capital equipment, computing hardware or software.

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Jan-Anders Mansson

Co-Executive Director, IN-MaC
Distinguished Professor of Materials
& Chemical Engineering
Materials Design Laboratory (MDLab)
Executive Director Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center 765-494-8244

Nathan W. Hartman

Co-Executive Director, IN-MaC
Dauch Family Professor
of Advanced Manufacturing
Department Head,
Computer Graphics Technology
Director, Digital Enterprise Center 765-494-4585

Sascha Harrell

Education & Workforce
Development Director, IN-MaC 765-494-2278

Lisa Deck

Program Manager of
Workforce & Education, IN-MaC 812-593-4288

Travis Fuerst

Digital Enterprise Process & Systems Architect, IN-MaC
Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Computer Graphics Technology 765-496-1831

Michael Fassnacht

Senior Manufacturing Specialist 765-494-4437

Ben Haley

Lead Network Engineer 765-494-2230

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