The International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR) recently announced it has been selected to receive $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with Argonne National Laboratories. ICAMR is a partnership between Osceola County, the University of Central Florida (UCF), the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Enterprise Florida and others to create a state-of-the art manufacturing development center in the areas of advanced smart sensors, photonics and optics.
The award, part of the DOE’s Technologist in Residence Pilot Program, will be used as a platform to encourage research between national laboratories and private-sector companies to collaborate on technologies and devices that can help solve problems in energy and other critical areas.
ICAMR will concentrate on the development of innovative manufacturable processes, materials and equipment for advanced sensors and other high-tech products including emitters, modulators, energy and communications devices and systems.
Orlando is at the forefront of tech transfer and commercialization that’s fueled by a top R&D university, UCF, specialized research labs and one of the top technology incubation systems and research parks in the country. Now with this rapid development of the world’s first industry-led smart sensor consortium, ICAMR is getting ready to tackle big issues like the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and leveraging unique and existing processes in the development of advanced, universal technologies.