2018 Manufacturing
Innovation Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge?

The Manufacturing Innovation Challenge brings clarity and fresh insight into your leadership team. After being matched with subject matter experts with deep industry knowledge who conduct a 360-degree review of the business, you'll have greater visibility into the company’s strengths and challenges. Participants receive a report of the company’s maturity across 8 categories that recommendations for improvement and growth. The process and report will help you focus your company's time and resources, allowing you to move forward with clarity and renewed determination.
"The Manufacturing Innovation Challenge was an exceptional opportunity to look at our business from industry experts. It led to an internal discussion about who our customer is, and to create processes to help end users pull products through the distributor channel--this is creating a life in business." --Michael Black, President, National Marker Company
The Manufacturing Innovation Challenge is a fee-for-service program, available through Polaris MEP. By completing the application below, you are applying for a spot in a grant-supported cohort who will receive a 50% cost share, making your cost to participate only $5,000 for a program that historically has a return on investment of 14:1.
Further, companies that complete the 2018 Manufacturing Innovation Challenge are eligible for a $5,000 award to implement the recommendations from this program. Manufacturers who are planning for the future and interested in taking a fresh look at their company's practices and strategy will benefit the most from participating in the Manufacturing Innovation Challenge.
Add your company to the waiting list today!
For Questions, contact maryjohnson@polarismep.org

Application

The following information will be kept confidential and is required solely to evaluate companies. 8 Rhode Island manufacturers will be chosen to participate in the 2018 Manufacturing Innovation Challenge. 

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The Manufacturing Innovation Challenge is a program of Polaris MEP possible by funding from the NIST MEP National Network.