The Auburn Engineering Technical Assistance Program (AETAP) is a coalition of Samuel Ginn College of Engineering departments partnering with Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), College of Business and other research and government establishments which focus on the needs of Alabama 's manufacturers.
The primary objective of AETAP is to facilitate the transformation of knowledge from Auburn University into innovations that will create new wealth and strengthen Alabama 's economy. AETAP provides manufacturers with high quality technical assistance, technology transfer, and workforce training. A knowledge sharing system based on the latest information technology is being used to expedite technology transfer. Students, faculty and county technology outreach agents use the system to transfer knowledge from Auburn and federal research laboratories to Alabama industry in a systematic manner. Thereby, AETAP helps increase Alabama 's manufacturers competitiveness in a rapidly changing world of international commerce.Goals of AETAP