Ops21 Innovation Strategy Project for NYC Manufacturers Initial
Application Form:

Thank you for your interest in the Ops21 Innovation Strategy project.  

Please read all the information below before you apply to ensure you understand the Innovation Strategy Project offering and company participation requirements.

This opportunity is specifically for NYC Manufacturers; for eligibility criteria, click here

The Ops21 Innovation Strategy project will help you to identify the best immediate technology or process innovations for your business.  Our experts will come to your shop floor to recommend and prioritize impactful technology or process innovations that can be implemented within a year.

Project Details:

Over the course of 1-2 days on-site and with additional information gathered via phone and email between visits, our team will work collaboratively with you to:

• understand current pain points through interviews and a floor audit,
• link these pain points to possible solutions, and as a result,
• you will receive at least five “Quick Win” improvement suggestions, to be refined, with your input, and narrowed down to two prioritized Quick-Wins.

For the two selected Quick Win areas, you will be presented with information to allow you to adopt and execute on each. The final project deliverable will include:

• a description of the system or process,
• a rough order of magnitude cost estimate based on the estimated costs of key components and engineering work,
• an estimated return on investment, and
• where applicable, a list of potential suppliers or system integrators.

EWI, an Ops21 partner, who is a leading engineering and technology organization dedicated to developing, testing and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry, will execute this project.

Your project cost: $11,250 (with 70% subsidy); Total project value of $37,500. NYCEDC subsidizes 70% ($26,250) of the project cost via the Futureworks Ops21 program.

This opportunity is a technology strategy project and does not include the implementation of the recommended technology. The manufacturer's portion of the cost pays for 30% of the expert technology consultation value.

To be considered for the Ops21 Innovation Strategy project opportunity, for which only two NYC manufacturers will be selected, the first step is to complete the below questionnaire (initial application).  

There is a worksheet listing the Ops21 Innovation Strategy application questions posted on the Ops21 Project webpage. To save time, we recommend you download this worksheet to gather the info you need before completing the application online.

The Ops21 Innovation Strategy Project Selection Committee will review all applications on a rolling basis.  
Thank you for your interest in the Ops21 Innovation Strategy project opportunity.

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* 1. Company name

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* 2. Company NYC address

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* 3. Company contact name

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* 4. Company contact email addresss

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* 5. Company contact phone number