WHAT: Announcing the newest international partner of the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR) that will help attract new investment opportunities to the region and provide international visibility to the consortium in its efforts to advance smart sensor research and technologies for global use.
WHO: International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research, Osceola County Government, Florida High Tech Corridor Council, the University of Central Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Orlando Economic Development Commission.
WHERE: ICAMR construction site
- Behind Burger King (1920 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34744)
- Please follow signs to parking area
WHEN: Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
WHY: The announcement of this partnership will transform the economic fabric of the state and shine a global high-tech spotlight on the Orlando region.
CONTACTS:Laureen Martinez, Orlando Economic Development Commission, (407) 242-3982
Mark Pino, Osceola County, (407)742-0105
ABOUT OSCEOLA COUNTY Osceola County is a fast-growing, dynamic and innovative community. While it honors the history and traditions passed down from its pioneer ranching families, it is focused on a vision to be the center of research and manufacturing innovation for “smart sensors” that will supercharge the regional economy as the leader in what will be a $154 billion industry by 2020. As part of the Orlando Metropolitan Area, Osceola County proudly hosts approximately 7 million annual overnight guests who enjoy easy access to Central Florida’s world-famous theme parks and the County’s unique sights and unmatched hospitality. For more info: www.osceola.org
The International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research invites leading global companies with Internet-of-Everything manufacturing endeavors to participate in an industry-friendly consortium for advanced sensors, photonics and optics, and other advanced device manufacturing opportunities. ICAMR is initially targeting the mega-growth technologies that will lead to over 50 billion devices being connected by sensors by the beginning of the next decade. ICAMR will develop innovative manufacturable processes, materials, and equipment for advanced sensors and other future high-tech products (emitters, modulators, energy and communications devices/systems). By leveraging unique emerging technology capabilities, processes, and background IP, ICAMR will develop advanced lab/fab and universal technology platforms with the economy of scale needed for cost-effective manufacturing. For more info: www.icamr.net
ABOUT THE ORLANDO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (EDC) The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership on a mission to aggressively attract, retain and grow jobs for the Orlando region while advocating, championing, and educating in support of efforts to improve competitive position. The EDC serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties, and the City of Orlando – a region of about 4,000 square miles and 2.2. million people. Since its start in 1977, the EDC, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies locate and expand in the four-county Orlando region. For more information: Orlando.org