Chicago is officially the site of a new research lab specializing in digital manufacturing. President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the creation of four institutes that are a part of his over-arching plan for a network of 45 research hubs dedicated to advancing American technology and innovation.

Chicago’s Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation lab, or Digital Lab, will be managed by the nonprofit UI Labs and funded through a series of public-private partnerships. The hub is planned for a Goose Island location set to open at the end of this year.

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