A national partnership has awarded $450,000 for Kentucky manufacturers and inventors to work together on new products and commercializing technologies.
The project is one of only 22 nationwide to receive funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Using the funds, the group's Kentucky affiliate, Kentucky Manufacturing Assistance Center, will work with Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. to develop new technologies and products.
Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday that the project will make Kentucky manufacturers more competitive in a global market.