FlexTech Alliance to receive $75 million from DoD, $96 million from other sources to develop new technologies, capabilities.
David Savastano, Editor09.30.15
Flexible hybrid electronics have tremendous potential for a wide range of applications, including defense, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sees the possibilities. With that in mind, the DoD recently awarded FlexTech Alliance $75 million in federal funding over a five-year to establish and manage a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII) n San Jose, CA.
The FHE MII includes 96 companies, 11 laboratories and non-profits, 42 universities and 14 state and regional organizations. The San Jose MII will be the first of seven such institutes, and will be overseen by the DoD’s Manufacturing Technology Program Office (ManTech).
In addition, FlexTech will more than $96 million in matching funds from San Jose, industry, universities, states and non-profits.
“Flexible electronics are already re-shaping multiple markets, with a growing demand from customers,” said Jennifer Ernst, chair of the Governing B
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