Technology Acceleration is defined as integrating technology into the products, processes, services and business models of manufacturers to solve manufacturing problems or pursue opportunities and facilitate competitiveness and enhance manufacturing growth. It spans the innovation continuum and can include aspects of technology transfer, technology transition, technology diffusion, technology deployment and manufacturing implementation. If your company is interested in developing a new product but lacks the technology needed to complete it or if you have a product or process problems that could be made easier with the right technology solution, you’ve come to the right place!
Finding Existing Solutions to Overcome Technology-based Problems
Tech Scouting is a service that uses a systematic approach to help manufacturing clients find existing technology solutions for their unmet company needs. Technology Scouting helps small- and mid-sized manufacturers identify solutions in industries outside of their normal view, ringing a broader perspective, additional resources, new fields and unexpected solutions.
We can help you tap into an expansive network of impressive technology experts to locate the solutions that have been eluding you to:
- Access ideas and solutions developed by other industries
- Identify key development partnerships
- Explore licensing and acquisition alternatives
Accomplish more than you ever could by going it alone. We’ll help you cross technology gaps you couldn’t bridge before, and develop products with “enabling” technology in less time and at a lower cost – while reducing the risk.
Technology Driven Market Intelligence (TDMI)
Real-World Market Insights for New Technology-based Products and Markets
Is your company considering launching a new product or entering a new market? Do you need better real-world insight into the specific barriers and opportunities—both technical and market—for your product? Could your company use this kind of insight to make better strategic, development and investment decisions?
Technology-Driven Market Intelligence (TDMI) is a VMEC service that provides a systematic and comprehensive approach to technology focused market intelligence. Specifically, TDMI identifies the benefits and the market impacts related to your company’s technology-based asset (e.g., idea, product, process, capability) and provides the customized actionable intelligence you need.
VMEC is able to provide Tech Scouting and TDMI services to Vermont’s manufacturing businesses by partnering with RTI, NASA’s former technology commercialization resource and currently the world’s second largest, not-for-profit research group. This partnership and VMEC’s affiliation with the NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provides even the smallest manufacturers access to over 5000 scientists and engineers.