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DOD Awards $110M Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute to New York

July 30, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Research Foundation for the State University of New York will receive a $110 million federal grant from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to lead the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM-Photonics). The Department of Defense-funded grant will be supplemented by a $250 million investment from the state of New York with additional funding commitments from public and private partners expected to exceed $245 million over the next five years. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, AIM-Photonics is intended to develop the next generation of integrated photonics while helping to  create and support thousands of advanced research and manufacturing jobs in New York state and across the nation. According to a fact sheet released by the White House, the winning team includes 75 key partners and 49 additional consortia members from 20 states including: 55 companies; 20 universities and laboratories; 33 community colleges and other schools; and, 16 nonprofit organizations. Read the announcement…

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