Administered by the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), a state agency under the State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), the INNOVATE Hawaii program supports local manufacturers across all islands.  We work to build the strength and competitiveness of Hawaii’s manufacturers through an array of programs and services, including mentorship, workshops, training, consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs, and grant opportunities.

Since 2004 INNOVATE Hawaii has served as the state’s official representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network, a public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.

Feel free to email us at and/or you may reach out to Mr. Tom Leonard, our HTDC mentor for Hawaii Island, We look forward to hearing from you!


Wayne Inouye, Innovate Hawaii Center Director

Phone: (808) 539-3603