WPI has earned a coveted position as a member of eight of the 14 Manufacturing USA institutes, with centers that cut across multiple disciplines. The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, now known as Manufacturing USA, “connects people, ideas, and technology to solve industry-relevant advanced manufacturing challenges. Its goals are to enhance industrial competitiveness, increase economic growth, and strengthen U.S. national security.”
WPI is a participating member in eight Manufacturing USA institutes. Each institute is slated to be awarded $70 million in federal funds, which must be matched with non-federal support. Learn more.
WPI is a participating member in Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow. Through the Metal Processing Institute, WPI researchers are exploring lightweight and modern metals manufacturing.
In partnership with Quinsigamond Community College, WPI is advancing economic development in training and testbed locations through the Advanced Integrated Manufacturing in Photonics Institute.
WPI is a participating member through the Center for Advanced Research in Drying. WPI researchers in the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute are innovating in clean energy and smart manufacturing.
WPI researchers are participating in the Institute of Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment. In work under the Center for Advanced Research in Drying, WPI advances modular process intensification.
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing and Biopharmaceuticals finds WPI researchers innovating in biopharma manufacturing. Participating members are the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center and Biomedical Engineering.
Biomedical Engineering is participating in the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute. WPI researchers are innovating in regenerative manufacturing.
WPI researchers are exploring sustainable manufacturing in the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute. Our membership is under the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling.
WPI is a participating member of the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute. Through our Department of Robotics Engineering, WPI researchers are designing a new way to deploy robotics manufacturing.