WPI is a participating member in eight (now nine) 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 has earned a coveted position as a member of nine 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 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.
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.