Nfr Institute of Technology, Incorporated

Nfr Institute of Technology promotes sustainable quality-of-life. We focus on improving the region by improving the individual and his ability to solve problems, make decisions, and innovate.


The goal of communities is to achieve a quality of life (Qr) that meets the needs and desires of its citizens. Qr is a function of the ability of a region to provide basic needs(Condition), manage the needs and desires of its citizens (Character), and provide a means for its people to pursue their passions (Culture). These factors have a compounding effect on Qr and not merely a cumulative one. We therefore describe regional quality of life as Qr = CCCP, where P = the people in the region.

In order to retain people from within and attract people to a region, communities must provide to citizens an infrastructure that facilitates innovation and encourages startup development. Startups give communities the Ability to Create Tangible things (ACT) necessary for people to survive and thrive in a region.   

Teaching people how to ACT in order to meet the needs and desires of a region’s population is the way that Nfr Institute of Technology helps our community improve quality of life.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Economic Development
  • Lease Review
  • Economic Forecast

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Technology Grants
  • Grant Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Microloans
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Government Funding
  • Angel Investment
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Equity Funding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Industry Data
  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing and Sales

  • Website Development
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Market Research
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Advertising/Brochure Design


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Product Development

  • R&D Support
  • Prototype Development
  • Product Design and Development
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Registration Assistance
  • Price History
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • HUBZone Certification


  • Coworking
  • Lab Space
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Wet Lab

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes
  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Forming a Business
  • Feasibility Studies

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Design Services
  • Commercialization
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Kyle-Pierre Nfr
121 W 9th St
Second floor
Michigan City, IN 46360