Our Industry Partners

American Gear Manufacturers Association

AGMA is the global network for technical standards, education, and business information for manufacturers, suppliers, and users of mechanical power transmission components. Their emerging technology work is in the areas of: 3D printing, IIoT, robotics and automation, new materials, electric drive technology.

American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association

The American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA) is committed to promoting and advancing opportunities for the precision optics industry. APOMA represents a broad constituency of precision optics manufacturers and the supporting industry, along with academic associates whose mutual interest is the advancement and expansion of optics manufacturing and technology.

Clean Energy Business Network

The Clean Energy Business Network is growing the clean energy economy—one small business at a time. The CEBN serves as a collective voice before policymakers empowering small- and medium-sized clean energy businesses across multiple technologies and geographies and helps these companies navigate funding, networking, and business development opportunities.

Gorge Technology Alliance

The Columbia River Gorge Technology Alliance is a professional organization developed to support the high-tech industry of the bi-state Columbia River Gorge region covering the counties of Hood River, Wasco and Sherman in Oregon and Skamania and Klickitat in Washington. Since 2005, the GTA has worked to help start, grow, expand and sustain high-tech companies in the Gorge.

Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network

MAGNET’s mission is to grow manufacturing in Northeast Ohio, which we do through hands-on consulting that helps companies with their top-line revenue growth and bottom-line efficiency improvements.

The Maritime Alliance

TMA is a leading voice for ocean and water tech nationally and internationally. Its mission is to promote sustainable, science-based ocean and water industries. Originally focused on San Diego–the largest organized U.S. BlueTech cluster–TMA has grown its member base. TMA promotes the creation of regional clusters globally, and in 2017 helped form the BlueTech Cluster Alliance which now has ten leading BlueTech clusters from 8 countries. TMA is a multi-year strategic partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

Montana High Tech Business Alliance

Launched in April 2014, the Montana High Tech Business Alliance is a nonpartisan statewide association with more than 300 member firms. We support an industry growing nine times the overall Montana economy, paying twice the median wage, generating more than $1 billion in annual revenues, and creating nearly 1,000 new jobs per year.

Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition

The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition is the association of Northwest defense and security businesses. Since 2005, PNDC has strengthened our members’ business growth, our region’s economy, and our nation’s security through training, one-on-one counseling, business-to-business networking, marketing, and advocacy.

UAS Cluster Initiative

Administered by Development Capital Networks, the Cluster Initiative’s mission is to accelerate the growth of the UAS Industry by enabling established companies and emerging entrepreneurs, in particular, those located in Oklahoma and Kansas, to connect, work together and gain access to national technologies, global capital, advanced business models and global markets. It accomplishes this through a variety of activities and events, including webinars, SBIR workshops, roundtable discussions, student UAS competitions, the UAS Tech Forum and other networking opportunities.

Women in Renewable Energy

Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) advances the role and recognition of women in the Canadian energy sector, and is inclusive of promoting all sustainable energy technologies. WiRE programming is designed to support diversity and inclusion in the energy and clean tech sectors, and includes capacity-building through multiple strategies through its Toronto headquarters, national chapters and internationally.