Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub Services
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.
Registry in Regional Capabilities Catalog
The Quad Cities Regional Capabilities Catalog is an online database of area manufacturers and their capabilities. Register in the database, and use it to raise your visibility to others as well as 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 and samples, and more.
Business diversification training and seminars
The Hub, along with IMEC and CIRAS, conducts periodic training and seminars.
Access to national marketing
Quad Cities First, the business attraction division of the Quad Cities Chamber, has strong relationships with national businesses that are 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. One such way the Hub does so is through the Regional Capabilities Catalog.
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 businesses 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.
The Hub is here to help you solve your business problems. Send your questions to AsktheHub@QuadCitiesChamber.com.