Cabe Atwell
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Re: $70 M for Digital Mfr. lab
Cabe Atwell   4/25/2014 5:05:16 PM
If the lab functions anything like Solyndra then expect it to cost millions without producing anything.

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Re: $70 M for Digital Mfr. lab
a2   3/27/2014 10:16:55 PM
@gorski: I think the town would have been ideal but also cost wise would have been much more expensive. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. 

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$70 M for Digital Mfr. lab
Gorski   3/27/2014 9:26:11 PM
Being from Chicago I can understand President Obama's desire to fund a lab here. What I fear is teh teh "Chicago Way" will drain the lab of its resources and not have anything to show for it. I think a better location, such as a university town, would have a better chance of producing results.

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Elizabeth M   3/4/2014 3:56:15 AM
Thank you for your comment, SALMON. The model you mention does seem to be the way things work in the United States. There is a lot of innovation and research that comes from government-funded activities and out of universities, and then researchers--once they have a solid prototype--seek commercialization through companies, whether private or public companies. The new lab will work in this way as well. If you are familiar with the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, it will be a similar model to that institution.

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SALMON   3/1/2014 7:51:09 AM
We in Europe are following with interest and admiration the efforts to improove manifacturing activities in USA.

I am personaly courious to know whot "open" really means: will the results freely avialable, or the results will be offered to the market for a proce ?

I have just red the book from Mazucato , and american.italian resarcher, that affirm that the base for innovation in USA derive from public, state funded, researche activity and the privet compamy are only assembling, packagin, selling the new product ( and avoiding USA tax !).

Will be this model at the basis of the new centers ?

Waiting for replllllies . Thanks Mario Salmon Italy

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