Midwest consortium gets $2 million to develop computing for manufacturers

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Midwest consortium gets $2 million to develop computing for manufacturers

Cleveland Plain Dealer – The Obama administration is awarding $2 million to create a new public-private partnership that will help institutions in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan develop high-tech computing for manufacturers.

The award will go to the Council on Competitiveness, whose Ohio partners include the Ohio Supercomputing Center, the Ohio Board of Regents and Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown's office announced.

The money, to be matched by $2.5 million from the private sector, will be used to develop a Midwest Project for Modeling and Simulation, which will help small and medium sized companies enhance their productivity through the use of technology that allows designers to realistically simulate what finished products will look like.

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