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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7 Million to Support Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives and Job Creation

AMHERST - In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $7 million in funding to support growth in seven innovative advanced manufacturing projects across the Commonwealth through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2). The funding supports critical research and development infrastructure at advanced manufacturing projects in leading sectors such as advanced functional fabrics, integrated photonics, robotics, & flexible-hybrid electronics.

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MIT lab shows off smart threads that can send messages, change color

Boston Globe

By; Hiawatha Bray

Massachusetts lost its leadership in the textile trade a century ago. But a new research effort at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could launch a comeback, by developing smart fabrics that can send messages, tune in audio signals, or change colors on command.

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UMass Lowell gets $11.3M for advanced fabrics research center

Boston Business Journal

By: Kelly J. O'Brien

Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced $11.3 million worth of state funding is going to UMass Lowell for research and facilities related to high-tech fabrics.

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$10 million state grant could trigger a second Industrial Revolution in Lowell

Lowell Sun 

By: Todd Feathers

LOWELL - Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Wednesday a $10 million grant for the creation of UMass Lowell's new Fabric Discovery Center, which will provide research and testing space in the Hamilton Canal Innovation District for academics and companies on the cutting-edge of fabrics and flexible electronics.

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Downloaded Designs? UMass Lowell To Open Fabric Innovation Center

WBUR 90.9

By: Zeninjor Enwemeka

A new institute at UMass Lowell — called a fabric discovery center — will work to create fabrics with a wide array of electronic capabilities, state officials announced Wednesday.

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