WTN Partnership with Kentucky
The Manufacturing Technology Transfer Center (MTTC)
is operated by Innovative Productivity, Inc. (IPI), for the US Navy. MTTC provides
Kentucky companies with access to Air Force technologies and technical assistance
through a memorandum of understanding with WTN. MTTC provides WTN a strong
To facilitate its technology transfer agenda, MTTC has formed partnerships
with: the National Tooling and Machining Association, Associated Industries of
Kentucky, Kentucky Technology Service, and state and regional economic development
organizations. MTTC also has working agreements with: the University of Louisville,
University of Kentucky, Purdue University, Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing
Technology, the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Sciences, and the Edison
Welding Institute to provide technical assistance and training for MTTC's small
business customers. These partnerships also strengthen the WTN-Kentucky effort and
provide increased opportunities for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to
interact with business, academia, state and local organizations. MTTC also helps
businesses and individual entrepreneurs discover ways to use, develop, and identify
applications for new technologies.
MTTC works directly with the US Navy, the Marine Corps, and the US Army to
assist these branches of the military with various technology problems. This
provides AFRL with the opportunity to present Air Forces technologies to the
other services, thereby leveraging the resources spent to develop those
technologies and associated technical capabilities.
In addition to technology transfer, MTTC: Conducts advanced technical skills training courses.
Implements Electronic Commerce technologies.
Consults on ISO 9000 standards, training, and implementation.
Trains Computer Repair and Network technicians.
Operates Benchwork Tech, a computer repair learning factory.
Operates a computer recycling and distribution program.