ICAMR-Led Group In Finals for Manufacturing Innovation Award

A proposal led by the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research has been selected to compete for $70M in federal funding to improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.

The Institute for Sensor and Imager Materials and Manufacturing (ISIMM), formed within ICAMR, proposes using transformational imager and sensor technology to drive the next-generation of U.S .manufacturing and innovation.

The Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) selected the ISIMM pre-proposal as one of the finalists for the competition to create a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute. “Emerging markets and the Internet of Things are creating an unprecedented range of products that involve smart sensors and we are targeting the development of new manufacturing techniques to support these demands,” said Teresa Pace, executive director of the ISIMM.

The ISIMM is a membership-based industry led 501c.6 partnership working with industry, academia, and the government to design and fabricate advanced imagers and sensors for a wide range of products and services.

ICAMR CEO Chester Kennedy credited the state and community investment in ICAMR with putting the ISIMM in a position to compete.

“The fact that we are being down selected for these prestigious competitions is indicative of the power of that investment,” he said.

The ISIMM is actively recruiting members for the NIST final proposal and has organized a workshop for June 14, 2016 to focus on maturing our strategic roadmap based on industry needs. Any industries interested in transformational imagers and smart sensors are encouraged to participate.

The workshop will be held at the Offices of Gray-Robinson, 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando.

To register for the workshop contact Teresa Pace at Teresa.Pace@ucf.edu.

The full proposal is due to NIST on July 22.

Contact: Barb Compton Abney, UCF Office of Research & Commercialization, at 407-823-5139 or barb.abney@ucf.edu.

The International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR) is an industry-led initiative focused on the novel materials that are needed to advance device performance and produce next-generation electronics on silicon wafers. It consists of companies and universities that are passionate about developing and exploiting the next generation of sensor capabilities and the physical facilities which enable the research and development to create those capabilities (a state-of-the-art microelectronics fabrication facility and a supporting design center). www.icamr.net

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