Polaris MEP provides competitive business improvement programs to grow Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry. Polaris MEP is a statewide nonprofit organization, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), and a business unit of URI Ventures (formerly, the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation).
Our Guiding Principles / Values
We are proactive with urgency
We are trustworthy
We listen and seek to understand
We are committed to creating a diverse environment built on respect for all
We actively seek solutions through the manufacturing ecosystem
Polaris MEP project managers offer deep experience across several industries:
Since 1996, Polaris MEP has delivered improvement solutions to over 750 Rhode Island manufacturers, helping them achieve sustainable and profitable growth. Our team of seasoned project managers have been part of the manufacturing community through good times and bad–we’ve seen companies struggle, and we’ve helped companies soar. In the last decade, we’ve seen our state’s manufacturing community rebound. Now, we look forward to guiding companies as we navigate the new era of advanced manufacturing together.
Partnering for Success
Strategic partners are an integral part of making our manufacturers successful. Learn more about our network of service, educational and workforce providers!