HONOLULU – The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) invites Hawaii-based manufacturing companies to take advantage of its new, free consulting hours through INNOVATE Hawaii. The complimentary service is now available on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“The office hours allows manufacturers to work with INNOVATE Hawaii to address the critical issues they face, as well as help them through technical aspects of operating their businesses,” said Robbie Melton, executive director and CEO of HTDC. “One-on-one time with INNOVATE Hawaii staff lets manufacturers have more detailed discussions and gain greater awareness of opportunities available to them, including available grants like the Manufacturing Assistance Program.”

Innovate Hawaii Free Consulting Hours*
When: Monthly on 1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Manoa Innovation Center, Makai Room
*Hours are subject to change

Participants are encouraged to reserve their time and email questions ahead of their meeting to: info@innovatehawaii.com.

INNOVATE Hawaii helps local manufacturers become more profitable by offering assistance, grant matching and expert consulting services to create and build business in Hawaii.

About HTDC (High Technology Development Corporation)
HTDC is a state agency, attached to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). HTDC’s mission is to facilitate the development and growth of Hawaii’s high technology industry. HTDC is providing the capital, building the infrastructure and developing the talent to foster innovation and diversify Hawaii’s economy. HTDC’s 80/80 Initiative is to create 80,000 new tech and innovation jobs that will provide high paying jobs for Hawaii residents.

ABOUT DBEDT (Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism)
DBEDT is Hawaii’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages. DBEDT’s mission is to achieve a Hawaii economy that embraces innovation and is globally competitive, dynamic and productive, providing opportunities for all Hawaii’s citizens. Through its attached agencies, the department fosters planned community development, creates affordable workforce housing units in high-quality living environments, and promotes innovation sector job growth.

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