Florida Tech has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to launch the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design. This 100,000-square-foot facility in the former Intersil building in Palm Bay will advance the capabilities of U.S. companies in next-generation manufacturing methods while ensuring students are exposed to technology and ideas that will influence the global manufacturing marketplace for years to come.
Known as CAMID, the facility at Florida Tech’s Research and Development Center, 2495 Palm Bay Road NE, will be overseen by Michael Grieves, whose long executive career in technology has included both Fortune 500 companies and numerous start-ups. Grieves, an acknowledged international author and world expert in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), is a research professor at Florida Tech.
Winning the EDA grant involved key community stakeholders including the City of Palm Bay, CareerSource Brevard and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.