MEP Digital Supply Chain Network
The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is the recipient of a $1M, three-year grant from the U.S Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in support of its newly formed MEP Digital Supply Chain Network (MDSCN). The MDSCN coalition is led by NCMEP and is joined by MEP Centers from Maryland and Massachusetts.
MDSCN will use the new funding to design assessment and training strategies for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMM) in order to meet the demands of digital supply chains, which use real-time data to monitor and deliver products and services.
Using the results of the assessment, MDSCN will deliver MEP services that are customized to meet the needs, business goals and readiness level of each manufacturer. MDSCN will help targeted SMMs develop roadmaps to increase digital supply chain presence and participation.
To learn more, please contact Fiona M. Baxter, Ph.D Associate Executive Director, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions, 919-600-0901.
National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)
NCMEP is a sub-recipient of a two-year grant from NIST in support of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). The award will allow NCMEP to dedicate resources within the Institute to engage the NC biopharmaceutical manufacturing cluster.
NIIMBL’s mission is to accelerate biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation, support the development of standards that enable more efficient and rapid manufacturing capabilities, and educate and train a world-leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce to advance U.S. competitiveness in the industry.
The MEP/NIIMBL Collaborative Pilot Project, led by the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership and joined by NCMEP and the MEP Center from Massachusetts, is designed to enhance and strengthen the interrelated activities between NIIMBL and the MEP Center network.
To learn more, please contact Dr. Evelyn Brown, Director, Extension Research and Development, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, 919-515-9559
Embedding NCMEP into PowerAmerica
NCMEP is the recipient of a $1 million, two-year grant from NIST in support of the PowerAmerica. The award will allow NCMEP to dedicate resources within the Institute to engage the semiconductor manufacturing cluster.
PowerAmerica is accelerating the adoption of advanced semiconductor components made with silicon carbide and gallium nitride into a wide range of products and systems. The MEP/Power America collaboration, led by the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership and joined by the MEP Center from Virginia, is designed to enhance and strengthen the interrelated activities between Power America and the MEP Center network.
To learn more, please contact Kevin Grayson, Assistant Director, Technology Management, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, 704-751-9661