Lecture to introduce Buffalo Niagara’s new institute for advanced manufacturing

Speakers will unveil new details about the institute, which aims to transition the region into a hub for advanced manufacturing

Release Date: February 27, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics will host a lecture series event on Feb. 27 to introduce Buffalo Niagara’s new advanced manufacturing institute — an essential component of the Buffalo Billion initiative that builds on Western New York’s strengths to create jobs and invest in a sustainable future for the region.

The institute will be a state-of-the-art facility to support the growth of Western New York's manufacturing sector and foster economic development opportunities.

On Feb. 27, leadership from the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), Empire State Development (ESD), University at Buffalo and EWI, a nonprofit engineering services research and development company, will unveil details regarding the institute's technology focus areas; collaboration with UB and industry; as well as how regional organizations can benefit.

The lecture takes place from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott St., Buffalo.

The event will expand upon Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recent announcement of the institute, which said the governor realizes that if the region is to reach its potential, the manufacturing sector must be expanded.

About EWI:

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, EWI develops and applies manufacturing technology innovation within the manufacturing industry, helping mid-to-large sized manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, government/defense, heavy manufacturing, consumer products and light industrial, energy, and rail industry sectors improve their operational efficiencies through innovative materials joining and allied technologies.

About the University at Buffalo:

UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and a member of the Association of American Universities. As the largest, most comprehensive institution in the 64-campus State University of New York system, our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world every day.

Established in 2012, UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI) plays a significant role in spurring economic development regionally and across the globe by connecting companies with UB’s vast research and development assets to facilitate relationships between private industry and the materials scientists who are making the next great breakthroughs in technology. Since its establishment, CMI has engaged with over 100 companies related to materials or advanced manufacturing that want to create partnerships with UB’s robust network of technical resources and capabilities.

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