IACMI to Collaborate with Composite Prototyping Center
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing (IACMI) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Composite Prototyping Center (CPC) outlining a collaborative arrangement in which both will work to bring advanced composite materials and technologies to the marketplace. The agreement provides the framework for collaboration in research, product development, commercialization, workforce training and STEM education.
“IACMI’s objective is to advance the cause of clean energy generation and improve the efficiency of the nation’s automotive fleet through the development of new composite technologies and processes,” said Craig Blue, CEO of IACMI. “The partnership agreement signed today with CPC solidifies that initiative and advances our mission by maximizing the resources of both organizations. It also creates a satellite operation for IACMI in the greater New York area and provides a presence in the northeast corridor, which is critical to our long-term growth strategy.”
Several government officials shared their support for the partnership, which is expected to help create jobs and expand innovation opportunities in the New York area. “If we want our economy to grow and create more jobs, we need to invest in cutting-edge research that keeps our country competitive in new industries, and give small businesses the tools they need to turn their innovative ideas into successful business opportunities and expand their manufacturing operations,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “This partnership between the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing and the Composite Prototyping Center will help further advance product development and workforce training opportunities on Long Island.”
The three-year, in-kind agreement is effective immediately, and was signed at CPC’s headquarters in Plainview, N.Y. The signing ceremony was attended by Deputy Assistant SecretaryKathleen Hogan, Ph.D., of the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Representative Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and several other local officials.
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