Do you know that the U.S. government provides much assistance to help small chemical manufacturing business better compete? The government sponsored Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP) is a national network with thousands of specialists that help manufacturers and small businesses, from improving productivity to expanding capacity. Join us with speaker Douglas Devereaux, Senior Industrial Specialist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as he shares the must-know resources for chemical manufactures and small businesses!
“Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Douglas Devereaux, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
What You Will Learn
- How MEP can assist you to develop important networks across technological domains and geographies.
- Available MEP resources to help your small business grow and enhance capital strategies.
- How MEP can help small chemical manufacturers solve challenges in supplier development, technology acceleration, sustainability, continuous improvements, and workforce development.
- Success stories and lessons learned from other small chemical businesses.
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Expert
Doug Devereaux is a Senior Industrial Specialist at the Manufacturing Extension Partnership at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Doug’s work includes developing the ability of MEP centers to capture and disseminate knowledge of financial resources and strategies that can be used by manufacturers to develop innovative products, or expand markets and sales. Over his 25 years experience in supporting national and state efforts to help modernize small manufacturers, Doug produced publications that addressed laboratory technology transfer practices, business incubator practices, science and engineering trends in Asia, community approaches to angel capital investment, and more recently, the MEP Growth Finance Guide. Previously, Doug served as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he advised senior officials in the development of policies supporting US technological competitiveness. Prior to that, Doug served in the North Carolina Department of Commerce where led industrial missions to the Pacific Rim. He holds a masters degree in International Management and Business Administration from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and an undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University.
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