Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses – Part II

Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses – Part II

ACS Webinars: Small & Medium Business Series

Did you know the U.S. government provides assistance to help small chemical manufacturing business be more competitive? The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network with thousands of specialists that help manufacturers and small businesses, from improving productivity to expanding capacity. Join us for Part II of our series with Ben Vickery, a Senior Technical Advisor with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as he highlights must-know resources for chemical manufactures and small businesses!

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“Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses – Part II.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Ben Vickery, Senior Technical Advisor, Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Standards and Technology.

What You Will Learn

  • How Technology Acceleration strategy can help small chemical manufacturers solve challenges in technology transfer and commercialization.
  • How to find solutions for an unmet technology need – MEP’s Technology Scouting initiative.
  • How to leverage a product or idea using MEP’s Technology-Driven Market Intelligence (TDMI) initiative
  • And much more…

Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free

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Meet Your Expert

Ben Vickery serves as Senior Technical Advisor for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mr. Vickery manages a number of MEP’s Technology Acceleration initiatives, including Technology Scouting, a pull-based approach to technology transfer and commercialization, and Technology Driven Market Intelligence, which helps companies or organizations better understand how a product, technology, capability, or product idea might be leveraged to create business opportunities. Mr. Vickery received an M.S. in Public Policy and a B.S. in History, Technology & Society from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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