NAMII earns CWRU Team NEO Economic Development Award

Case Western Reserve University and its partners won a 2013 Economic Development Plus Award for Asset Creation from regional development organization Team NEO for their winning proposal that brought the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) to the region.
NAMII is part of a $70-million federal initiative focused on accelerating the implementation of additive manufacturing technologies in the United States. Last year, the institute was established with a $30-million federal grant awarded to a team led by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, and including Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon. An additional $40 million in funding will come from more than five-dozen other partner organizations across Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Two CWRU-led projects were among the first to receive grants from NAMII in its initial round of funding.
The Northeast Ohio team beat out more than 40 other university-based groups, including one headed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  
The award was presented at a ceremony July 11. Read more about the winners.