The time, talent, and money you need to propel your company ahead of the competition.
Established manufacturers are often so busy running their companies that they don’t have the time and resources to evaluate and pursue advances that will grow their businesses to the next level. This puts them at risk.
Strategic and Technological Support
Ben Franklin has a Solutions Network of proven experts—college and university faculty and staff, professionals, and specialists—who help established manufacturers succeed. Clients benefit from sophisticated strategic planning advice and gain immediate access to a wide range of technological support designed to streamline manufacturing processes, develop new operational capabilities, improve products, and expand markets.
Funding Innovation and Enhancements
Ben Franklin not only provides the resources and facilitates the process; it also provides funding. A 1:1 matching grant is available for technology-based, enterprise-wide innovation in established manufacturers. Work can include enhancements to the company’s manufacturing process, development of new products, and/or improvement of existing products. Ben Franklin invests up to $50,000 per year for up to three years, and funding goes to a Pennsylvania college or university that provides technical support to the client company.