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Every manufacturing company would benefit from having access to a premier research institution. Collaborating with high caliber researchers opens the door to innovation and inventions. Leveraging federally funded research, university laboratories and additional partners, companies can achieve greater value added innovation at reduced risk.

CDME’s guiding principles and operational construct were created with extensive external industry input. The center was designed to move at the speed of business with a focus on successfully executing value creation translational projects in coordination with industry partners and research faculty.

Programs at CDME are managed via industry best practices for new product introduction and our industry partners are actively involved in the outcomes. Research is performed via a gated product development process that ensures the outcomes from projects result in deliverables that create tangible value for our industry partners.