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Do You Have a Marketable Product?

Successful entrepreneurs must first answer the question of feasibility…you have an idea or a technology. Will it do what it’s intended to do? Can you produce it? What’s the value proposition?

The following resources can help you with concept definition and testing; manufacturing assessments (to determine whether the product can be produced efficiently); and prototype development.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center MAMTC helps companies realize never ending growth in the rapidly changing global marketplace by helping make American businesses more innovative at home and more competitive abroad.
Missouri Enterprise - Kansas City Missouri Enterprise is an organization of entrepreneurial manufacturing and business professionals, operating in 7 locations throughout Missouri, dedicated to helping primarily small and medium size businesses (primarily but not exclusively manufacturers) succeed.
MoFAST SBIR/STTR Assistance Center - Kansas City/Western Region MO-FAST is designed to assist Missouri and Kansas businesses and researchers in obtaining Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards.
Inventors Center of Kansas City ICKC provides a learning forum for inventor/entrepreneurs and those in allied fields, benefiting all involved. Our purpose is to provide innovative education and support that will stimulate members to guide their ides through the idea development process.
Advanced Manufacturing Institute The Advanced Manufacturing Institute at Kansas State University provides a broad range of services and project management resources to both private industry and researchers to advance the commercial readiness of new products or technologies.
Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (TAAC) Provides grant funding and technical assistance to American manufacturers and select service firms to strengthen competitive abilities focusing on increased profits, jobs creation and long-term financial stability.
Digital Sandbox KC Digital Sandbox KC provides proof-of-concept resources including market validation, prototyping and beta testing support for development of digital technologies within new and existing businesses.
Whiteboard to Boardroom The Whiteboard to Boardroom project seeks to commerialize technology through a partnership of education, nonprofit and private sector organizations.
FabLab MCC-Business & Technology FabLab is a resource for individuals to access tools, technology and training. The lab is filled with machines that allow members to design and fabricate many different concepts into working prototypes.
Hammerspace Community Workshop Hammerspace is a 7000 square foot workshop facility which is home to Kansas City's community of makers, crafters and inventors.