2021 National SBIR Week July 19-23

The Small Business Administration is hosting the 2021 National SBIR Week from July 19 to 23. The virtual event will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding, the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following webinars and events that you might find of interest: Are Manufacturers Cyber-Ready for Today and Tomorrow? July 15, 2:00 pm. Click here for more. Putting Employees First with Augmented Reality. July 19, 2:00 pm. Click here for more. Best Practices […]

Economic Recovery Bridge Program Opens to Additional Businesses

As of July 7, 2021, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) is expanding eligibility for its Economic Recovery Bridge Program.  With this change, ACCD is now accepting applications from organizations that have received prior State of Federal assistance. Under the expanded guidelines, organizations that can demonstrate; 1) a 2020 tax loss; and 2) that the organization suffered […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

Teen Worker Safety Young worker injuries have risen since 2016. Here are seven ways employers can make sure their young workers stay safe on the job.  Click here. Labor Council Meeting This week, we participated in the first Labor Council meeting under the USMCA to discuss the agreement’s labor chapter provisions, Mexico’s labor law reforms […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are offering the following webinars and online meetings that might be of interest: Panel Discussion: Industrial Digitalization for Everyone. June 16, 2:00 pm.  Click here. Indoor Environmental Quality: Impact on Manufacturing Workers & Critical Upgrades. June 17, 11:00 am.  Click […]

Regional Security Roundtable for Critical Manufacturing Sector

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Region 1 will be hosting a kickoff virtual Critical Manufacturing Sector Security Roundtable on June 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. This Security Roundtable is a unique opportunity to bring together critical manufacturing sector stakeholders across Region 1 — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont […]

White House Releases 100-Day Supply Chain Review

The Biden administration has issued a report entitled “Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and Fostering Broad-Based Growth” (click here) that concludes the 100-day review required under Executive Order (E.O.) 14017 “America’s Supply Chains.” (click here). The review focused on four critical industries: (1) semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging; (2) large capacity batteries, including […]

VT PTAC Webinars

The following webinars will be presented by the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center: Ninth Annual Veterans Summit. June 14, 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Click here for more. Pre and Post Award Debriefings. June 16,  10:00 to 11:00 am.  Click here for more. National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparations. June 22, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  […]

Economic Recovery Bridge Program

Opening on June 7, the Economic Recovery Bridge Program is expected to deliver $30 million in financial relief to businesses who have not received state and federal funding due to eligibility constraints and to businesses who can show a continued loss of revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for a webinar on the […]