As photonics manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing technologies mature in the public/private sector, MS/MEng and PhD graduate students need to rapidly master emerging standards. The Knowledge and Innovation for Manufacturing Initiative provides a range of learning and apprenticeship experiences suitable for training in advanced photonic integrated circuit design, including teaching packages for co-designing university-level courses, attendance at conferences that bring together industry and the nation’s leading academics, participation in the industry’s integrated photonics roadmap, and certification from the Initiative's boot camps. In 2020, the Initiative began expanding its offerings beyond photonics.
Partnership with the Initiative provides access to additional collaborative opportunities, such as eligibility for the Initiative's internship matching program and certification in its upcoming online education courses.
Current university partners include:
- Boston University
- Bridgewater State University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- Stonehill College
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute
- University of Arizona
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of California, Davis
- University of Rochester
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute