The CMI delivers research excellence with an industry focus by driving innovation and R&D to grow critical industries such as advanced manufacturing, life sciences and energy. Building on UB’s strengths in materials science and large-scale computing and data analytics, the CMI will accelerate discovery and the commercialization of innovative new materials.
In fact, UB leadership and materials science experts were integral to the Buffalo Billion Investment Development Plan recommendation to create the Buffalo Niagara Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Competitiveness, now known as Buffalo Manufacturing Works.
The Buffalo Manufacturing Works is one of the BBIDP’s signature initiatives designed to support growth of the region’s manufacturing sector. This initiative culminated in a long-term, collaborative relationship between the CMI and EWI, the organization contracted by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council to operate BMW. EWI is one of the world’s leading applied industrial research and development organizations, and they bring that proven track record of manufacturing success to Buffalo with the launch of BMW.