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White House Adds Eighth Manufacturing Innovation Hub, Touts $2B Investment in Manufacturing R&D

April 07, 2016

Last week, the Department of Defense announced the launch of the eighth institute in the National Network of Manufacturing and Innovation (NNMI) in Cambridge, MA. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will spearhead the consortium of 89 manufacturers, universities and nonprofits to develop new technologies around fiber and textiles manufacturing. Alongside the launch, the White House released a new report highlighting the administration’s advanced manufacturing priorities and how federal funding is being used to support strategic technologies. The National Science and Technology Council estimates that the administration has invested $2.1 billion in these priorities since 2011, including proposed fiscal year 2017 spending. Read the announcement…

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