A prestigious collection of institutes of higher learning, of which UT has been a select member, is about to get much larger at the urging of President Barack Obama.
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When President Obama takes the stage at Techmer PM in Clinton, Tennessee, on Friday to announce that UT will head a $259 million advanced manufacturing project and that Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play a key role, he will share the spotlight with a shiny example of innovation, research, and collaboration between the two.
On January 9, President Barack Obama announced that UT will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership. The Institute reflects a $70 million commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and $189 million from IACMI’s partners. Supported by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, IACMI joins four other institutes backed by the Obama administration in a recent push to accelerate advanced manufacturing.