UT has been selected to participate in the White House’s latest National Network for Manufacturing Innovation: the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
SMII will be backed by $800 million in federal and nonfederal resources and will include nearly 200 partners from industry, federal research labs, academia, and state and local government across 30 states. The new institute will be led by the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, based in Los Angeles, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. Five regional manufacturing centers across the United States will focus on local technology transfer and workforce development.
North Carolina State University will lead the southeast hub, which aims to spur technological innovation to improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing in the United States. UT will partner with NC State as part of the southeast hub.