The K-State Technology Development Institute (TDI) was awarded a $2 million grant through the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to deploy the KSU Digital Manufacturing Technology Program (DMTP). The purpose of the DMTP is to launch services and programs that will assist manufacturers with evaluating and implementing existing/new digital technologies to shorten supply chains, increase productivity of available labor, and increase responsiveness and agility to demand as a result of the pandemic. See EDA Press Release here
The Great Plains TMC will serve as informational hub that will link and leverage the state's small advanced manufacturing companies, services providers, digital manufacturing expertise, university engineering programs, and technical college advanced manufacturing programs. Thank you to community members and partners for the verbal and written letters of support for the proposal. Please check back frequently for more information as we develop the DMTP program with our host, TDI. To be the first to know about new updates with the DMTP, please join our mailing list/community.
Assistant Secretary Alejandra Y. Castillo
Assist entrepreneurs and small manufacturers seeking to utilize digital technologies to develop/prototype new products and establish/improve manufacturing operations
Procure new digital manufacturing technologies to demonstrate and utilize in the delivery of additive manufacturing, co-bots, IIoT demonstration technologies and more
In partnership with KMS, DMTP will assist manufacturers seeking to assess and roadmap their readiness in areas such as cybersecurity, digital design and manufacturing, and co-bots
TDI will utilize its shop and AM studio as a learning and demonstrations lab to provide hands on workshops in partnership with KMS, IIoT technology providers, KSU College of Engineering and technical colleges
The GPTMC will serve as a networking platform to link and leverage the state's manufacturing companies, technology/service providers, university engineering programs and technical colleges
In partnership with KDC, subject matter experts, and numerous statewide resources, DMTP will seek to support and assist in guiding the development of statewide and regional strategies to support manufacturers
Stay tuned for more information!