UNL, Iowa State among partners in $320M manufacturing lab in Chicago

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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Iowa State University are among the academic partners in a new $320 million manufacturing lab announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

The Chicago-based Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute will be powered by a consortium of more than 40 companies, 23 universities and nearly 200 small businesses. The Defense Department is contributing $70 million to the enterprise, with states and businesses raising the other $250 million.

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