About Us

DEKA Research & Development Corp. is a New Hampshire based company that brings expertise to the world of complex problem solving and improving lives.

For over thirty years, DEKA Research & Development Corp. has made Manchester, New Hampshire home. Housed in the largest industrial complex of its time, the historic Amoskeag Millyard, DEKA employs a team almost a thousand strong, whose engineering, design, manufacturing and quality expertise make DEKA a hot spot for creating innovative solutions and advanced technologies. Located about an hour from Boston, the beach, and the mountains, DEKA is one of the leading research and development companies in the country and is the birthplace of some of the most innovative and life-changing products of our time.

– Illustration by Jack Kamen, Dean Kamen’s Father. Commissioned in the early 80’s depicting the potential of the Millyard. –

At the age of 30, Dean Kamen sold his first company, AutoSyringe, and in 1982 he founded DEKA to focus on medical innovations aimed to improve lives around the world. In 1989 he founded FIRST® to build the next generation’s workforce. Dean continues to push DEKA to be a place where no idea seems too big and where creativity and crazy cool gizmos reign supreme.


FIRST® is more than robots. The robots are a vehicle for students to learn important life skills. Kids often come in not knowing what to expect—of the program, nor of themselves. They leave, even after the first season, with a vision, with confidence, and with a sense that they can create their own future.”

DEKA is located only an hour away from the mountains, beaches, lakes region and Boston, positioning itself as one of the leading research and development companies in the country.

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