The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce has announced the official launch of the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub. The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub will advance the area economy by helping regional manufacturers grow, diversify, and stay competitive.
"There’s a revolution underway in the manufacturing industry, and the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is here to help small and medium firms sort through the new technologies available, determine the impact to their business, and decide how to implement the changes,” says Curt Burnett, Executive Director, Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub. "We are at a unique point in time with so many new product forms, materials, manufacturing processes, and the internet of things coming together on the shop floor. Over the next few years, the ability to deal with this change will produce winners and losers all over the globe. The Hub is working proactively to make this region a winner.”
The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub will assist businesses by offering services such as operational assessments, registry in a regional catalog of manufacturers and suppliers, trade and business-to-business events, access to national and international marketing, access to subject matter experts through the Chamber’s Critical Talent Network, connections to the Quad City Manufacturing Lab and national research, and training seminars targeted at key technologies.
The Quad Cities Chamber is working in partnership with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), the Iowa State Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), and the Quad City Manufacturing Lab (QCML) on Hub operations and services.
Read the complete press release online: https://www.quadcitieschamber.com/newsroom/2015/08/04/quad-cities-manufacturing-innovation-hub-will-help-regional-manufacturers-grow/