The Pilot: Defense

Network Development Network Development Design Readiness Assessment Innovation Pipeline Skills Development Asset Sharing

STEAM ENGINE USA’s pilot project focuses on stimulating new product development, business diversification, and skills training for defense industry-related manufacturers in Rhode Island.

With the support of a Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment grant, STEAM ENGINE USA is fortifying a support network with access to talent, partnerships, learning, equipment, tools, ideas and resources. The pilot will work with RI and nearby defense-related manufacturers to assess and make recommendations for diversification and growth, with this network as the backbone and provider for taking the critical next steps.

STEAM ENGINE USA pilot

Pilot Overview

Stimulating new product development, business diversification, and skills training for defense industry-related manufacturers.

Pilot Overview

Stimulating new product development, business diversification, and skills training for defense industry-related manufacturers.

Innovation Pipeline

Accelerating technology adoption and awareness of IP assets in the defense industry.

Innovation Pipeline

Accelerating technology adoption and awareness of IP assets in the defense industry.

Network Development

Fortifying a network of people, talent and partnership in and around Rhode Island

Network Development

Fortifying a network of people, talent and partnership in and around Rhode Island

Workforce & Skills Development

Mapping curriculum and skills training assets and filling the gaps to meet the next generation of manufacturing excellence.

Workforce & Skills Development

Mapping curriculum and skills training assets and filling the gaps to meet the next generation of manufacturing excellence.

Design Readiness Assessment

Taking the pulse of individual manufacturers and delivering recommendations for business growth and expansion.

Design Readiness Assessment

Taking the pulse of individual manufacturers and delivering recommendations for business growth and expansion.

Asset Sharing

A centralized online marketplace of the many assets in the regional manufacturing ecosystem.

Asset Sharing

A centralized online marketplace of the many assets in the regional manufacturing ecosystem.

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