1. UMass chosen as lead institution in $75 million federal initiative

    UMass chosen as lead institution in $75 million federal initiative

    The U.S. Department of Defense has named the University of Massachusetts as the lead institution in New England for its national Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The $75 million federal initiative is aimed at creating a competitive, effective and sustainable research-to-manufacturing collaboration between U.S. industry and academia to solve problems in advanced manufacturing, according to a UMass press release.

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