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Additive Manufacturing, Biopharmaceutical, Digital Manufacturing, Education, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Photonics, Process Intensification, Recycling, Robotics, Workforce

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, through a partnership with its fellow Manufacturing USA® Institutes and led by Nextflex®, has been awarded funding from the Office of Naval Research for new manufacturing workforce education activities. The ARM Institute has partnered with Pittsburgh-based members, New Century Careers and...

COVID-19, Flexible Hybrid Electronics

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship recently released a guide that contains important Small Business Assistance provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress and signed into Law. These programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners with urgent needs...

Education, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Workforce

On October 11, at Jabil Blue Sky Innovation Center in San Jose, over 125 high school students gathered to learn more about how they can pursue careers in manufacturing. Students from around Silicon Valley – representing Lincoln, Yerba Buena, Piedmont, Overfelt, Metro Ed, Leigh, and Fremont, Cupertino and Monta Vista High Schools – toured the...

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COVID-19, Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Just a few months ago (what seems like an eon in the time of COVID-19), executives at the startup Epicore Biosystems expected the first consumer market for the company’s sweat-sensing microfluidics patch would be athletes. The so-called Gx, developed in partnership with Gatorade, has been in beta testing since early this year and Gatorade parent Pe...

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Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Anxious Astronaut has suffered an anxiety attack in space. It could be debilitating, they’re not sure. And unlike, say, a broken arm, it is not immediately visible to Anxious’ co-workers. Anxious Astronaut is good at hiding their problem, which is how they got through the screening process on Earth. But Anxious Astronaut needs to be operating at...

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Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Workforce

NextFlex, a Manufacturing USA institute focused on flexible hybrid electronics, hosted five high school interns for six weeks this summer in partnership with the Silicon Valley Organization’s Strive Internship program. Students came from a variety of schools across the San Jose Unified and East Side Unified High School Districts, representing grade...