Medical Alley Starts and DPI Service Grant

As a co-sponsor with Medical Alley Starts, Diversified Plastics, Inc. (DPI) is offering a qualifying business a grant valued up to $7,500 for Acceleration Station™ engineering and or production services. Starts is a Medical Alley Association initiative to lower the cost of starting, scaling and pivoting new ventures in the health innovation and care market segments.

The Acceleration Station, from DPI, produces high-quality plastic parts faster. These services, including the Carbon® Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) additive manufacturing process, deliver production and prototype components in days, not weeks without tooling. Carbon DLS is up to 100 times faster than traditional additive methods. Acceleration Station protocols adheres precisely to your specifications, performance and safety standards.

Applications are accepted through Tuesday, November 19, 2021. Applicants are selected by Medical Alley Starts and DPI. Before applying, please ensure you meet these criteria:

  • Minnesota-based company.
  • A medical device startup developing a class 1 or class 2 product with plastic as a primary material.
  • Have developed a business plan and initial management team (can be fractional or full time).
  • Initial product concept is developed sufficiently where prototype production, engineering and design for additive manufacturing will advance the business.