To kick off Smart Cities Week, the Administration is expanding its Smart Cities initiative, with over $80 million in new Federal investments and a doubling of the number of participating cities and communities, exceeding 70 in total. These new investments and collaborations will help cities of all sizes.
Read more at WhiteHouse.gov.
Take a look inside the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)'s facilities on Chicago’s Goose Island.
Read more on the White House blog.
The institute now has approximately 230 members, according to Elizabeth Stuck, senior manager of consortium development for the group. That's up from 65 as of April 2015, right before the institute opened its doors.
Read more at Crain's Chicago Business.
UI LABS said Monday it will expand beyond Chicago’s Goose Island, putting a regional chapter of its Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Rockford, an aerospace manufacturing hub.
Read more in the Chicago Tribune.
Some Chicago Public Schools students got to learn a few things outside the classroom last week, and their study materials were a lot bigger than a stack of textbooks.
Read more at chicago.suntimes.com.
City Digital, a consortium of companies based at UI LABS announced Monday new pilot projects focused on green infrastructure monitoring and underground mapping.
Read more at www.ChicagoTribune.com.
The digital manufacturing institute on Goose Island is in fast-growth mode, putting UI LABS CEO Caralynn Nowinski Collens and her staff on an accelerated path to change.
Read more at ChicagoTribune.com.
Chicago manufacturer Republic Windows and Doors went bankrupt in 2008, setting adrift 240 employees and a Spartan midcentury warehouse on the Chicago River. In May the facility reopened as UI Labs, an advanced manufacturing office, business incubator, and modern factory floor that Mayor Rahm Emanuel said will help “inspire a modern manufacturing renaissance” from its dusty outpost on Goose Island.
Read more on archpaper.com.
Chicago, the city that works, will be the test subject in an experiment to create the city that works better. Microsoft, Accenture, Commonwealth Edison and Siemens are partnering with the city of Chicago to figure out how technology can help design and operate more efficient cities. The effort, called City Digital, is the second major program for UI LABS, a Chicago-based research consortium between top universities and companies across the Midwest.
Read more at ChicagoBusiness.com.
- VIDEO :: UI LABS Executive Director, Caralynn V. Nowinski, on Chicago Tonight (Feb 2014, WTTW)
- Durbin, Quinn, UI LABS Announce $10 Million Federal Funding for Digital Manufacturing Lab (June 2014, Senator Dick Durbin)
- The Future Is Now for Digital Lab (June 2014, Chicago Tribune)
- Emanuel in DC, Says New Digital Institute Is ‘Olympic Gold’ For Chicago (Feb 2014, Chicago Tribune)
- Obama To Announce Two New Manufacturing Hubs Tuesday (Feb 2014, CNN)
- Chicago-Based UI LABS Gaining Backing (News-Gazette, January 2013)