Our Model

Our program is based mainly on the technology acceleration model.

With the support of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute located in Youngstown, YSU and the Youngstown Business Incubator have previously partnered to offer programming and workshops nationally to help accelerate awareness and adoption of 3D printing technologies in the American foundry industry. In addition, students supported innovative industry applications as paid consultants.

The result of that effort was an accelerated adoption of 3D printed applications throughout key sectors of the U.S. foundry industry, leading to job growth, on-shoring of previously lost business, and product enhancements.

OH-IoT will replicate this model.