Technology Acceleration


What exactly is technology acceleration? Technology acceleration is typically product development and design, commercialization management, product testing and validation.  It is also in learning about and understanding new technologies, such as Additive Manufacturing. It is the activities related to the introduction and growth of a product or technology life cycle, as seen in the figure to the right.

We know Technology Acceleration

Our manufacturing and engineering consultants bring an experienced outside perspective to your organization.  Each member of our team has a background in manufacturing.  We have experience across a variety of functions, including multiple engineering disciplines.  We work with you to develop a customized process to accelerate short-term results and build a solid foundation to support future growth.

As part of the University of Dayton Research Institute, FASTLANE has direct access to:

  • Resources who excel in U.S. in Funded Materials Research
  • Resources who are ranked in the top 2 in Ohio for Engineering and Physical Science Research
  • Over 500 research staff plus 280+ students plus 80+ faculty
  • 218,000 square feet of facilities including laboratories and event space

But, don’t let all of that scare you.  We are here to serve small manufacturers.  Our goal is to find a way to make technology acceleration affordable.

FASTLANE can add value to your business by assisting with:


Engineering Support

  • Mechanical

  • Environmental

  • Electrical

  • Systems

  • Software

Sensors & Electronics

FASTLANE has direct contact with UDRI’s Sensor & Software Systems Division who have vast expertise in sensor technologies and sensing system design and 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 training
      • Document review for grants and SIBRs
      • Marketing material review

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


Contact us to find out how we can help!