Last week Detroit became the official home of the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a $148-million partnership announced earlier this year.
The ALMMII is a public-private venture initiated at the federal level and uniting EWI, the Columbus-based manufacturing technology center; the University of Michigan; and The Ohio State University.
ALMMII will receive $70 million in federal funding over five years, matched by another $78 million from the consortium partners.
More than 50 other companies, universities, non-profit research institutions, and workforce development agencies are included in the partnership. Other small, midsized, and large companies may yet be added to the consortium.
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