A view of the Innovation Partnership Building onAug. 6, 2018. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Enterprise Solution Center (ESC)

Enterprise Solution Center (ESC) is an innovation hub that connects small and medium manufacturing enterprises (SMME’s) to science and engineering resources at UConn and to major original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s).

Proof of Concept Center (POCC)

The POCC offers state-of-the-art prototyping and fabrication equipment that facilitate new product development, from conceptualization and ideation to creation of fully functional prototypes for a wide range of industries. By applying the latest design strategies and manufacturing technologies, industry partners, researchers, and students are empowered to build, modify, and assemble, thereby accelerating the discovery of novel products and services.

Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center (CSMC)

CMSC provides SMMEs with affordable technical assistance for computer-based design, finite element modeling and simulation, testing, and validation that is capable of supporting new product and process development innovations and improving SME competitiveness. CMSC has capabilities in modeling a variety of manufacturing processes, including machining, forming, forging, and casting. Training for students and professionals is also available.

Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster (QCIC) 

QCIC partners with SMMEs to promote business growth through innovation, enhanced R&D, and updated business capabilities. The QCIC builds the innovation capacity of SMMEs through a strategic engagement process that develops targeted growth plans and manufacturing innovation strategies to increase SMMEs’ technology-based manufacturing capabilities. The QCIC leverages the Proof of Concept Center, UConn’s research infrastructure, and the extensive R&D capacity of UConn’s faculty to codevelop new products and services.

Connecticut Manufacturing Resource Center (CMRC)

CMRC logoCMRC helps SMMEs improve business processes, and meet the quality, security, and export compliance requirements of their OEM customers, through efficient and effective management, integration, and analysis of master data. CMRC services include mapping organizations and their existing data management processes and procedures, taking stock of the data systems SMMEs have in place, and helping SMMEs with the specification of PLM, ERP, and MES software.