Exchanging the “Valley of Death” for an Ecosystem of Innovation

CCAM Unites Advanced Manufacturing Research with Industry

Published 1-28-2015

A unique public-private partnership is fast-tracking advanced manufacturing research and spurring development of the industry’s next-generation workforce, according to Barry Johnson, senior associate dean at the University of Virginia (UVA). The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is an industry-driven collective with an applied research facility near Richmond that connects schools where research originates with companies who will apply it to commercialization.