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.
The PNW Big Sell
Think you have the next big business idea? Want a chance to win $10,000 in eight minutes? Submit your pitch to the PNW Big Sell!
Applications and video submissions to PNW’s annual pitch competition are due by Friday, April 2.
PNW Bolsters Innovation Economy
Learn about PNW’s “Concept to Commercialization 2020” program, which will give a boost to northwest Indiana entrepreneurs through a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
Bringing 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.
Work in Our Space
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.