Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center

The Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) serves as a catalyst for economic development and technological transfer throughout Northwest Indiana and provides advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for manufacturing companies of all sizes.

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Two Purdue Northwest CMEC-affiliated startups earn regional pitch competition investments

Two startups affiliated with PNW’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center recently received investment agreements from Elevate Ventures’ Elevate Nexus regional pitch competitions to help grow and scale their respective entrepreneurial pursuits.

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Students working in the labBringing Concepts to Life

The Center’s commercialization component can assist in the “bringing to market” of new innovations and products. CMEC can assist with everything from concept to commercialization, and assist with the six stages of commercialization, including the following viability stages: concept, entrepreneurial, intellectual property, product, customer and finally, commercial manufacturing.

The Center’s manufacturing-excellence component serves as a valuable resource in product and prototype development, as well as advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for manufacturing companies of all sizes.

The 18,000 square foot facility is located just a few blocks west of the Purdue University Northwest campus and enables faculty experts and students to help local business and industry bring new ideas to market.

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CMEC has a 2,100 square-foot co-working space set aside for students, faculty and founders to work alone or collaboratively on projects. CMEC also has 1,200 square feet of space equipped with 1-phase (120VAC) and 3-phase (208VAC) electricity for pilot manufacturing.

Also available is advanced manufacturing training equipment including robots, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), electrical and mechanical machinery.

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Manufacturing Excellence Center