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Governor Baker Announces $7 Million in New Advanced Manufacturing Awards and Celebrates Opening of UMass Lowell’s Fabric Discovery Center

LOWELL, MA - July 12, 2018 — Today, Governor Charlie Baker joined leaders from UMass Lowell, national manufacturing institutes and the Massachusetts advanced manufacturing community to officially open the Fabric Discovery Center at UMass Lowell, a unique research and development facility. The center will drive innovation in textile research and provide a foundation for collaboration between university research, students, and companies from across the Commonwealth. 

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In the News: Mass. manufacturers undergo a high-tech transformation

The Boston Globe highlights the new face of Advanced Manufacturing in Massachusetts and cites the M2I2 grant program. 

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The WBJ 2018 Manufacturing Summit & Excellence Awards

On Thursday, April 26, 2018 the Worcester Business Journal presented the third annual 2018 Manufacturing Summit & Excellence Awards.  The event included panel discussions, networking with industry leaders, and a celebration for the 2018 Central Mass “Manufacturing Excellence Award” honorees.

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AFFOA & MIT Launch Advanced Fabrics Entrepreneurship Program

Cambridge-based AFFOA has partnered with MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) to foster a new program that "aims to prepare the next generation of smart-fabrics entrepreneurs," housed at facility supported by the Commonwealth's M2I2 Advanced Manufacturing grant program. 

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Next Generation of Fabrics will Protect Public

LOWELL, Mass. - A team of UMass Lowell researchers has partnered with a research and development company to create new, cost-effective sensor-laden textiles that can be used to monitor the structural health and integrity of vital infrastructures across the country, including buildings and skyscrapers, roadways, bridges, tunnels, railway tracks, dams and pipelines.

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A Hypersonic Boost for SI2 Technologies, UML

By: Rick Sobey

Billerica's SI2 Technologies, Inc. and UMass Lowell are about to learn all about hypersonic applications, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative.

Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash announced the grant at SI2 Technologies on Thursday, before touring the Boston Road facility with company president and CEO Joseph Kunze, along with UMass Lowell faculty and other officials.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $400,000 Grant to Boost Research into Flexible-Hybrid Electronics

Billerica, MA, February 1, 2018 – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $400,000 grant to UMass Lowell and SI2 Technologies (SI2) to support a research and development partnership to pursue the commercialization of innovative flexible-hybrid electronics technology.

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Light Matters Newscast on M2I2 WPI-QCC Award

Photonics Media

On this month's episode of Light Matters, we take you to central Massachusetts as Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College take on a comprehensive joint photonics laboratory project.

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AVs: The Supply-Chain Angle

By: Ira Moskowitz

A new manufacturing ecosystem will be required to enjoy the tremendous opportunities that autonomous vehicles offer for integrated photonics.

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