Funding Announced for Western NY Manufacturing Institute
By Rebecca Gurk on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
New York State has confirmed its investment plans for the new advanced manufacturing institute to be operated by EWI in Buffalo. The announcement to dedicate $45 million for the new center was made last week. This allocation will fund facilities, equipment, and start-up operations for the first five years, after which the institute will be self-sustaining.
Activities will focus on four areas of manufacturing innovation: flexible automation and controls, advanced materials and testing, additive manufacturing, and advanced fabrication.
The facility, located downtown Buffalo, NY, is set to open in stages with some operations starting up this summer. About half of the space will function as laboraties, with meeting rooms and offices in the other half.
For more details about EWI and the launch of the advanced manufacturing institute in Western New York, click here.