The AIM Higher Consortium is a wide-ranging program funded by the Department of Defense with the goal of strengthening the defense supply chain in the Greater Pittsburgh region of Southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia.Learn more Aim2Learn Webinar Series
AIM Higher is led by Catalyst Connection with over 30 academic, economic development, technology institute, and manufacturing partners from around the region. The Program is funded by the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (DoD-OLDCC). The AIM Higher Consortium will directly support DoD-OLDCC’s mission to enhance the readiness, resiliency, and innovation of the national defense manufacturing supply chain. This program supports that effort by providing comprehensive technical assistance to small- and medium-sized defense manufacturing entities in key technology areas. The objective is support to small and medium-sized manufacturers in the defense industry seeking to expand business and operational capabilities to strengthen the supply chain and create and retain jobs in defense manufacturing sectors.CONTACT US
Access to consortium members and partners who can assist manufacturing companies with advanced technology.
Defense industry supply chain, cybersecurity, technology adaptation and various improvement resources.
Assistance & grant opportunities to offset project costs that will make a company more successful in the defense supply chain.
The latest developments and national events related to defense supply chains and advanced technology.
AIM Higher Consortium provides industry information and resources to implement business improvements. By compiling resources from all thirteen AIM Higher partners, including several leading universities and research institutes, we place a wealth of information at your fingertips.
Stuart Diller launched ESTAT Actuation, Inc. and first engaged with Innovation Works (IW) in 2018. Since then, IW’s AlphaLab Gear helped him develop his prototype of a rotational electrostatic clutch, and the Scalable Innovation Grant helped him build relationships with manufacturers.READ MORE
Valence Surface Technologies, LLC, located in Indiana County, is an industrial coating services company specializing in metal pretreatment, passivation, anodizing, powder coating, and painting. Additionally, they offer specialized services in painting, plating, finishing, assembly, and special packaging.READ MORE
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A company from Denmark will open a robotics assembly facility in the Johnstown area, it announced during a press conference on Friday that concluded the annual Showcase for Commerce defense industry expo in downtown Johnstown.READ MORE
Defense and aerospace industry leader Northrop Grumman is creating opportunities for small manufacturers, including veteran-owned and disadvantaged businesses in West Virginia and surrounding areas.READ MORE
PITTSBURGH (December 5, 2022)— National and regional space industry stakeholders gathered on Friday for the launch of the Keystone Space Innovation Center and AFWERX Pittsburgh.READ MORE
Pittsburghers are known for being neighborly, but one recent neighborhood event attended by University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher was a little different than most.READ MORE
When a small inexpensive 3D printer aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean was used to make a replacement bumper for an F-35B fighter jet’s landing gear door in 2018, it saved the Marine Corps from having to order an entire new $60,000 door.READ MORE
The ARM Institute is proud to announce the selection of two new ARM Institute Fellows: Jim Clark from ARIS Technology and Christopher Ravasio from ARIN Technologies.READ MORE
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – JWF Industries has begun building complete Army ground mobility vehicles at its facility on Iron Street in Johnstown, company leaders said Friday.READ MORE
If you’re a small or medium-sized manufacturer in the defense industry seeking to expand business and operational capabilities to strengthen the supply chain and create and maintain jobs, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out the form and we’ll be in touch soon.