From offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors and entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

Because TechHelp is a partnership of Idaho’s three state universities, our staff members are positioned to provide information, training, and services to manufacturers statewide. Our staff consists of seasoned industry professionals and university student employees, interns, and graduate assistants who gain front-line industry experience working with our clients. 

The members of our experienced Operational Excellence Team can help you produce more efficiently. Our team has experience in all phases of manufacturing and can work with you to identify improvement opportunities and implement solutions within your organization.  

TechHelp’s Idaho-based Food Manufacturing Team includes university faculty, agricultural extension resources, and internationally recognized contracted partners. Together we bring a broad range of services to the food industry through site visits, needs assessments, on-site project work, on-site training, and public courses. TechHelp offers a wide range of services that can help you grow revenues, improve productivity & performance, and strengthen your global competitiveness.

Since 2001, the TechHelp team has managed the New Product Development Lab at Boise State. Our success using student Mechanical Engineering employees on client projects led to the creation of studio\Blu where we are employing more students from more majors to meet the needs of our inventors & manufacturers. Our full-time and student employees work with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established companies from a variety of industries on projects of all sizes. We specialize in concept development, design engineering, prototyping solutions, graphic design, packaging, marketing, website & social media design, supply chain issues, and more. We offer on-demand 3D printing and RTV mold-making services for your prototyping needs. 

The Boise State Innovation Engineering Studio, located in the Harry Morrison Civil Engineering Building, is part of the studio\Blu family. The EIS is filled with state-of-the-art equipment and is open to students, faculty, and staff to work on school-related projects. Students working on academic projects are given priority over others. Users must complete training associated with the various shop tools before being allowed to use them. Each training level, or “tag”, allows them access to different resources. Boise State College of Engineering faculty member Griff Allen (below) supervises the EIS. 

Boise State Engineering Research Support, is located in the Harry Morrison Civil Engineering Building, and is part of the studio\Blu family. The research machine shop is staffed with some of the highest skilled machinists in the valley. The shop gives Boise State researchers access to high-quality products machined at a fraction of the cost. ERS and studio\Blu staff is happy to help with research projects of all kinds. Boise State College of Engineering faculty member Sarah Haight (below) supervises the ERS. 

TechHelp Headquarters at Boise State

TechHelp’s HQ team supports our specialists in delivering services to Idaho manufacturers. We manage the grants, business systems & operations, and partner relations that provide fuel to the TechHelp Team.