An established manufacturer’s ability to deliver technology and innovation to customers’ faster and better, and customized to their requirements, is key to its continued success.

BFTP/NEP has a Solutions Network of proven experts who have helped established manufacturers succeed.

BFTP/NEP provides a 1:1 matching grant for technology-based manufacturing innovation in established manufacturers. The support is directed to enterprise-wide solutions, including enhancements to the company’s manufacturing process, development of new products, and/or improvement of existing products.

  • The grant is up to a maximum of $50,000 per year for up to three years. Grants are matched at least 1:1 by the manufacturer.
  • The maximum duration of one project is 12 months. A project may be continued for up to two additional years.
  • All funding goes to a Pennsylvania college or university that provides technical support to the client.