Your Company May Benefit from R&E Tax Credits

Time and resources used for prototyping and developing molds, tooling, new products, or even new processes can be used to reduce the tax burden for manufacturing companies. The R&E Tax Credit is often thought of for ground-breaking innovations and inventions,…

NWIRC Supports Manufacturing Innovation

Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) is one of seven manufacturing extension partnerships (MEPs) in Pennsylvania and part of the national MEP network under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). One of the ways we support manufacturing innovation is…

Benefits of Open Innovation

by Michael Griffith, NWIRC Manufacturing Technology Engineer Small- and medium- sized manufacturers outsource support functions as an integral part of their cost-cutting and business growth initiatives. Legal, payroll, tax preparation, web design, and information systems management are examples of a…

Updated Strategy for American Innovation

In October 2015, the Obama Administration unveiled an updated Strategy for American Innovation. The strategy, first issued in 2009, provides an overview of the Administration’s efforts to ensure America continues to lead as the world’s most innovative economy, to develop…

Invitation to Open Innovation

The Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (IRC) Network is leading a state-wide initiative to help manufacturers implement and utilize an open innovation business model. Watch this video to learn more!…