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

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

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

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

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

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


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

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services


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

Product Development

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

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

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

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

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


  • 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

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks
Primary Contact
Kyle-Pierre Nfr
121 W 9th St
Second floor
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 879-2525