Through the Build Back Better (BBB) Regional Challenge awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration to the Southwestern Pennsylvania New Economy Collaborative, the ARM Institute and RIDC are working with four regional Innovation Accelerators, formerly called Makerspaces, in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Innovation Accelerators, located in Allegheny, Armstrong, Cambria, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania, will provide regional manufacturers and entrepreneurs with access to equipment, knowledge, and other resources.
This funding will build upon existing capabilities within the Innovation Accelerators, enhance their equipment and offerings, and make their services more readily available. The services offered through each Accelerator are unique. Through the grant, the ARM Institute will advise the Innovation Accelerators and help to expand the scope of their services to benefit small and medium-sized manufacturers and manufacturing entrepreneurs.
Explore the regional Innovation Accelerators below or contact [email protected] for more information!
Plus, learn more about our Robotics Manufacturing Hub, also provided through the region’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant, here. The Robotics Manufacturing Hub helps small and medium sized manufacturers in Southwestern Pennsylvania evaluate their operations, understand if robotics can address their challenges, and prototype robotics solutions at no cost.