UMass Lowell Awarded $11.3 Million to Create a New Fabric Discovery Center

Awards support commercialization of technologies in flexible, hybrid electronics and advanced functional fabrics by Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing

May 31, 2017

The Baker-Polito Administration has announced awards totaling $11.3 million to UMass Lowell to fund the creation of future technologies that will revolutionize the way fabrics are made and reinvent the textile industry in Lowell.

A $10 million grant will allow UMass Lowell to create a new Fabric Discovery Center, a unique, testing and development facility that will usher in the nation’s first collaborative investment between two Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. The facility will serve Massachusetts and the region to rapidly transform textile product concepts into functional prototypes, serving as an end-to-end innovation ecosystem for researchers and private sector partners as they work towards commercialization of revolutionary technologies. Continue reading →