Industry Advisory Committee
The Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) consists two representatives from each of the current member companies. The IAC meets on a regular basis to ensure that CDME is effectively creating value for its members.
The IAC has the following functions (among others):
- To provide the “voice of the customer” to CDME leadership. This guidance ensures CDME remains relevant to the manufacturing industries. Needs based analysis provides CDME with the basis for recommending collaborative projects within the center. Member’s needs also defined priority technologies and capability scouting that the center undertakes to support projects.
- To help connect CDME with outside partners, vendors and potential members/customers to support active and future projects. CDME works with preferred supply chain partners and/or vendors to developed value accretive projects for the membership.
- To rank and score early stage project opportunities for CDME’s commercialization and technology investment. This ranking will be done in joint sessions with the Research Advisory Committee. Often the technology is being matured through internal, state or federal initiatives.
- To provide high level strategy for the direction of the center. The IAC can propose and assist in the implement new student programs, workshops, workforce development, etc.