UTK: DOE Officials Coming for Official Launch of $259 IACMI Project


WHAT: The formal launch of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, a $259 million project announced by President Barack Obama during his January visit to East Tennessee.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17

WHERE: Knoxville Convention Center

BACKGROUND: IACMI will formally launch with a signing ceremony between the Department of Energy and IACMI representatives.

The newly established institute is focused on accelerating the use of composite materials in transportation and energy applications to create new economic opportunity for U.S. manufacturers. Hundreds of composites experts from industry, government and academia will attend the inaugural members’ meeting.

Media availability with David Danielson, the U.S. Department of Energy’s assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and IACMI CEO Craig Blue will follow the signing ceremony at 10:15 a.m.

IACMI, a 123-member consortium headquartered in Tennessee, is operated by a not-for-profit organization, established by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, which connects the world’s leading manufacturers across the supply chain with universities and national laboratories pioneering advanced composites technology development and research.

Please contact Erin Chapin at erin.chapin@utk.edu or 865-974-2187 to make arrangements to attend.

Erin Chapin

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