Helping Minority-Owned Businesses Innovate

The University of Louisville’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, supported by the Kentucky Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), helps minority-owned businesses leverage additive manufacturing technology to transform their products and operations. Our driving goal is to create an inclusive innovation ecosystem full-to-bursting with economic opportunity. 

The Advanced Manufacturing Center leverages the top-notch experts, facilities and equipment of UofL and its Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science & Technology (AMIST) to provide 

The primary drivers of the Kentucky MBDA Advanced Manufacturing center are inclusive innovation, capacity building and job creation for the Kentucky’s minority-owned manufacturing businesses 

Through this program, UofL’s AMIST will work with a strong coalition of government, non-profit, industry and community organizations. Together, we will help to identify, screen, promote and refer minority-owned businesses to specialized advanced manufacturing programs, including our regional NIST Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP), the Advantage Kentucky Alliance, and to provide technical and business development services.