We have great news! Yesterday, President Obama announced that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition will lead the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Department of Energy. CCAT is one of the nearly 200 Coalition partners from across academia, industry, and nonprofit organizations in more than 30 states that will be working on advances in smart sensors and digital process controls to radically improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.
The Connecticut Delegation issued a release following the White House announcement yesterday afternoon.
According to the announcement from the U.S. DOE and White House, the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute is the ninth manufacturing hub awarded by the Obama administration. The Institute, headquartered in L.A., brings more than $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors.
The Institute will also launch five regional manufacturing centers across the U.S., each focused on local technology transfer and workforce development. CCAT will be a testbed for technology research as well as part of the workforce development team.