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RAMP (Research for Advanced Manufacturing in Pennsylvania)

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The Research for Advanced Manufacturing in Pennsylvania program (RAMP) is funded through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Discovered in PA – Developed in PA (D2PA) program. The D2PA program, created by the Corbett administration, is designed to build capacity to better support Pennsylvania’s businesses and to spur creativity and innovation in the allocation of economic development services.

The RAMP program is designed to tap the research and innovation capabilities of both CMU and Lehigh and provide technical and economic benefits to the state’s small, medium and large-sized manufacturing companies by enabling knowledge transfer, the discovery of new technologies and retention of highly-skilled students, according to Matthew A. Sanfilippo, executive director of CMU's Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES).

"This program is designed to help Pennsylvania companies invent and develop advanced manufacturing capabilities to compete in a global marketplace," said Gary Fedder, ICES director and a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Robotics Institute.

Please contact Rhonda Moyer to learn more about the availability of RAMP funding.