Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub Services

Operational Assessment

How does your business stack up against your competition, and how can you gain an edge? The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub will help you identify opportunities to grow and differentiate your operation from the rest. The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub conducts Manufacturing Assessments through which we will tour your facility, administer a questionnaire, and meet with your team. Download the brochure to learn more.

Registry in Regional Catalog

The Quad Cities Manufacturers and Supply Chain Catalog is an online database of area manufacturers and their capabilities. Register in the database, and use it to learn about opportunities to source more parts and business locally.

Trade and B2B events

B2B matchmaking events is a series of industry-specific events to provide manufacturers the opportunity to meet with potential new customers and/or suppliers; share information, samples, and more.

Training and Seminars

The Hub, along with IMEC and CIRAS, will conduct monthly training and seminars.

Access to national and international marketing

Quad Cities First, the business attraction division of the Quad Cities Chamber, has strong relationships with national and international businesses that is central to our business recruitment strategy. Through these relationships, we often identify supplier opportunities. The Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub is a resource to help prospective businesses identify appropriate suppliers within the region.

Access to Critical Talent Network

The Critical Talent Network is a pool of 300 highly-experienced retired corporate executives, business owners, functional experts, entrepreneurs, and interns. These subject-matter experts are available on a short-term or ongoing basis to help business grow.

Connections to the Quad City Manufacturing Lab (QCML) and national research

The Quad City Manufacturing Lab, located on the Rock Island Arsenal, is a non-profit organization focused on doing applied research and protoype manufacturing for advanced material processes. The Hub has a close working relationship with the Digital Manufacturing Design Innovation Institute in Chicago. Seamless transmission of design and production data throughout the supply chain is critical to regional competitiveness. The Hub will work with DMDII to ensure manufacturers are ready to the many technology innovations that will impact our factories in the very near future.

Concierge service

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