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Help make the 2016 RI Mini Maker Faire a reality!

Help make the 2016 RI Mini Maker Faire a reality!

We wanted to pass along a message from our friends putting on the 2016 RI Mini Maker Faire – please read: AS220 needs your help to ensure the RI Mini Maker Faire – a family-friendly festival of invention and creativity staged by AS220 – can return to downtown...

From Makers to Manufacturers

From Makers to Manufacturers

By Dave Cranmer, Deputy Director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Make (n) – to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc. Manufacture (n) – the...

Polaris MEP Launches Manufacturing Innovation Challenge

Polaris MEP Launches Manufacturing Innovation Challenge

Over $1 Million Available to Rhode Island Manufacturers May 25, 2016 – SMITHFIELD, RI – Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership), a division of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation, launches today at World Trade Day the Manufacturing Innovation...

Composite of an Innovation Cluster

Composite of an Innovation Cluster

Polaris MEP & Composites Alliance of RI Awarded Industry Cluster Grant According to the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the composites industry is posed for steady growth: the U.S. industry grew by 6.3% in 2014 and is projected to grow an...

Gaining a Competitive Advantage

Gaining a Competitive Advantage

Have you ever found yourself going to a movie because the starring actor was an Oscar winner? After the Grammy Awards, are you more inclined to download a song because of the results? You’re not alone. It’s human nature to embrace credibility. Which brings me to the...

RI Manufacturing Boot Camp Launched to Fill Skills Gap

RI Manufacturing Boot Camp Launched to Fill Skills Gap

No cost program created to provide RI manufacturers with newly trained workforce PROVIDENCE, RI – Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership), a division of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation, has joined forces with Rhode Island Manufacturers...

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