Tim Franklin, NJII’s chief operating officer commented, “This is a tremendous opportunity for New Jersey-based companies to connect with a top-tier corporation in the electronics industry and secure significant new business. Bringing this opportunity to New Jersey’s manufacturing base is consistent with the mission of NJ MarketShift.” iBridgeNetwork founder John Pyrovolakis stated, “We are delighted to join with NJ MarketShift on this project. Our iBridge network is dedicated to serving as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration among companies, helping them to connect and pursue new technologies, products and services.”
Interested suppliers must have expertise not only in electronic manufacturing, but the capability to produce a large format-finished product that ranges from 4ft. by 4ft. up to 4ft. by 8ft. The right partner should also have experience and know-how in end-of-line testing of communications antennas. After a review of candidate credentials, the RFQ will be released to a limited group of suppliers, with final suppliers selected by January 15, 2016.
The selected supplier will be required to manufacture 500 units in 2016, with scale-up anticipated in later years. Drawings containing high-level specifications for the desired antenna units and a link to respond to the initial capabilities review can be found at:
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners. Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.”