Rhode Island has significant assets in both industrial design and advanced manufacturing.
STEAM ENGINE USA will build an online network and marketplace to connect these assets. From available equipment at higher education institutions to manufacturers with excess capacity, we are designing a system that will serve regional needs but also attract interest from across the nation.
In developing this asset tool, we will be looking for gaps in the manufacturing ecosystem, such as the availability of product testing and validation services.
These gaps will provide potential market opportunities for private or public partners. By thinking local with the ability to scale national, STEAM ENGINE USA will find sustainability and growth opportunities for the manufacturers and service organizations in the state.