MASSACHUSETTS - The University of Massachusetts Lowell has received an US$11.3 million grant that will be used to fund the production of high tech centres that will develop textile prototypes for ‘real world’ applications. Funding will also help three separate projects specialising in areas such as multi-functional substrates, flexible electronics and mechanical durability, UMass chancellor of innovation Julie Chen told T.EVO.
“We saw the opportunity to leverage the expertise that we have here along with our interest in medical textiles and wearable electronics and all the fascinating applications of advanced fibres and textiles,” she said.
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