Technology Acceleration


What exactly is technology acceleration? It is typically product development and design, commercialization management, product testing and validation; understanding new technologies such as Additive Manufacturing. It is the activities related to the Introduction and Growth of a product/technology life cycle as seen in the figure to the right.

At FASTLANE-MEP we know Technology Acceleration. As a program of the University of Dayton Research Institute FASTLANE-MEP has direct access to:

  • Resources who are 2nd in the U.S. in Funded Materials Research
  • Resources who are 2nd in Ohio for Engineering and Physical Science Research
  • Over 450 research staff plus 280+ students plus 80+ faculty
  • 218,000 square feet of facilities including laboratories and event space

Here are some ways we can help in this arena:


Engineering Support

  • Mechanical

  • Environmental

  • Electrical

  • Systems

  • Software

Sensors & Electronics

FASTLANE has direct contact with the University of Dayton-led Institute for the Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology (IDCAST), which in addition to 6 universities and over 20 companies, includes UDRI Sensor Systems Division with vast expertise in sensor technologies and sensing system design/research.

Types of Sensors

  • Biological & Chemical Sensors
  • Radio Frequency applications
  • Electro-optic applications
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensor Exploitation and Sensor Data Processing

Materials & Processes

    • Metals/Ceramics/Electrical/ Magnetic/Optical
    • Composites, Polymers and Nanomaterials
    • Elastomers, Adhesives, and Sealants
  • Fluids, Lubricants, and Coatings

Testing & Evaluation

      • Material testing
      • Third party validation

Market Research & Analysis

      • Market/product/industry research
        • Assessment of Viability
        • Distribution Model Changes
        • New Geographies
      • Proposal writing services
      • Editing of important documents (i.e. Grants, SIBRs, etc.)
      • Improving documentation (i.e. Newsletters, Presentations, etc.)

Technology Adaption & Transfer

  • Helping manufacturers adopt Additive Manufacturing and other new processes.
  • Aid the process of transferring skills, knowledge, technologies, and of new manufacturing methods to become accessible to a wide range of users who can then further develop the technology into new products, processes, applications, materials or services
    • Commercialization Management
    • Investment Procurement
    • Regulatory or IP Issues