Press Releases

IMEC, DMDII AWARDED $1.2 MILLION TO FUND ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE INITIATIVE

September 22, 2016

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Purdue MEP), and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) were named recipients of a $1.2 million award by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

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DMDII ANNOUNCES SECOND 2016 PROJECT CALL FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING R&D PROJECTS

July 27, 2016

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, announced the release of its second 2016 Project Call, which requests proposals for four topics across three DMDII Technology Thrusts: Intelligent Machines (IM), Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME), and Advanced Analysis (AA).

A September 8 Project Call Workshop at the UI LABS Innovation Center will provide additional information and enable team formation.

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NEW PARTNERSHIP TO DEFINE AND MAP THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MANUFACTURING JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES

July 20, 2016

A new partnership to define and map the roles and skills required by organizations on the forefront of advanced digital manufacturing was announced today between ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) and the Chicago-based Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS Collaboration. The work is part of a broader national initiative overseen by the Department of Defense and other federal agencies to fuel the development of next generation production capabilities and bring jobs back to the United States.

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DMDII ANNOUNCES $12 MILLION IN APPLIED R&D AWARDS, INCLUDING FIRST PROJECTS IN AUGMENTED REALITY FOR INDUSTRY

May 10, 2016

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced that it has issued six national contract research awards, including funding to test and aid compliance with the nation’s cybersecurity standards for digital manufacturing. The projects span several digital manufacturing disciplines, but each reflects the core mission of DMDII: propelling the field of American digital manufacturing and design forward.

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UI LABS EXPANDS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, WELCOMING ADDITIONAL LEADERS FROM INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA, AND NON-PROFIT SECTORS

March 31, 2016

New Directors join esteemed multi-sector Board; strengthen operational experience, diversity, and global reach to continue to guide first-of-its-kind innovation accelerator

UI LABS, a Chicago-based public-private applied research and commercialization collaborative, today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors to include preeminent executives from the corporate, academic, and non-profit sectors.

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DMDII ANNOUNCES FIRST 2016 PROJECT CALL FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING R&D PROJECTS

March 16, 2016

March 29th Project Call Workshop at UI LABS Innovation Center Will Provide Additional Information and Enable Team Formation

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced the release of its first 2016 Project Call addressing two of the three DMDII Technology Thrusts: Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME) and Intelligent Machines (IM).

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ILLINOIS MANUFACTURING LAB ANNOUNCES THE NEXT ROUND OF PROJECTS, PUBLISHES RESULTS FROM CASE STUDIES

March 3, 2016

The Illinois Manufacturing Lab (IML), a partnership between UI LABS and the University of Illinois with support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), today announced a second round of advanced manufacturing research projects targeted toward small and medium manufacturers (SMMs).

“At UI LABS, we understand how digital technologies are transforming industries like manufacturing,” said Caralynn Nowinski Collens, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of UI LABS. “The Illinois Manufacturing Lab empowers small and medium manufacturers across the state by taking advances in digital manufacturing and getting them into the hands of these business owners.”

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DMDII ANNOUNCES NEW RESEARCH AWARDS, HELPS ENABLE WIDESPREAD COMPLIANCE WITH MANUFACTURING CYBERSECURITY STANDARDS

February 10, 2016

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, today announced that it has issued six national contract research awards, including funding to test and aid compliance with the nation’s cybersecurity standards for digital manufacturing. The projects span several digital manufacturing disciplines, but each reflects the core mission of DMDII: propelling the field of American digital manufacturing and design forward.

Read more here.