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Universities Join Consortium

Universities Join Consortium

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Iowa’s regent universities are all involved in an advanced manufacturing consortium that was announced Tuesday by President Obama. Dan Reed, University of Iowa’s vice president for research and economic development, was at the White House ceremony.

 
Reed says the U-of-I Center for Computer Aided Design will be charged with helping create more resilient machinery.

 
The Department of Defense is providing 70 million dollars ($70 million) for the startup of the Digital Lab for Manufacturing, which will be based in Chicago. The consortium’s partners have pledged an additional $250 million for the lab.

The partnership is made up of 41 businesses, including Rockwell Collins, and 23 universities, including Iowa, Iowa State, and the University of Northern Iowa.

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