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 by helping manufacturers connect with the right partners to get their products to market. If you are a small manufacturer in Northwest PA, there are many resources to guide you through the R&D and innovation process. Check out this new infographic released by NIST MEP to explain the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant Program. Contact one of our Strategic Business Advisors for more information about how NWIRC can help.