Partnership Intermediaries are Not-For-Profit entities or agencies which are owned, chartered, funded and operated by a State or local government.  These intermediaries, commonly refered to as PIA Partners, assist, counsel, advise and/or evaluate small businesses and educational institutions to determine if the business or institution can  benefit from technology-related assistance from a Federal Laboratory.

PIA Partners can assist businesses and academia in several ways including: 

  • Assisting companies with learning the 'interests' of NSWC Crane
  • Showcasing Crane's innovations and assisting companies with licensing or collaborating on Patents/Intellectual Property
  • Highlighting technologies and capabilities of the business/institution that are of interest to Crane
  • Providing assistance in developing funding program proposals

Current NSWC Crane PIA Partners are:


  • Battery Innovation Center (BIC)
  • Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)
  • Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE)
  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
  • Ivy Tech Bloomington Region
  • Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI)
  • Purdue Research Foundation (PRF)
  • Purdue University Discovery Park
  • Radius Indiana
  • South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA)
  • State of Indiana
  • University of Southern Indiana (USI)
  • Wright Brothers Institute (WBI)