The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition won a 2013 Clean Energy Manufacturing contract to start developing the nation’s first open smart manufacturing technology platform for collaborative industrial networked information applications. The coalition (consisting of academic, non-profit, and private organizations) will create a system to actively manage industrial processes and improve energy efficiency. The technology has the potential to decrease total United States energy use by 1.3 percent. UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education will play a key role as one of the principal project architects.
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