CREC Attends SSTI & NIST-MEP Kickoff Meeting in Gaithersburg, MarylandJuly 27, 2016
Ken Poole and Catherine Katona met with the President of the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), Dan Berglund, and the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology-Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST-MEP), Carroll Thomas, and the MEP team to kickoff another 5-year cooperative agreement between SSTI, NIST-MEP, and CREC.
Over the next 5-years, CREC will provide direct technical assistance to MEP national and state leaders, conduct research on state economic development programs that support manufacturing and continue to bring together state economic development leaders to discuss and share how they are supporting manufacturing in their state.
The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving initiatives that support prosperity through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a program of regional centers that assist, smaller, U.S.-based manufacturing companies in identifying and adopting new technologies. MEP operates under the auspices of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – a non-regulatory measuring standards laboratory housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce.