The College of Engineering is part of a consortium that has been awarded a federal grant to further its strategic work. The initiative’s public, private and academic partners, including the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, are focused on increasing medical device manufacturing in the region and the sector’s domestic competitiveness.
The Medical Device Manufacturing Multiplier Strategy Development Consortium (MDM2) received a planning grant that will support the group’s public-private collaboration and investment model designed to further position Greater Phoenix within the rapidly evolving health care innovation economy. MDM2 was one of 29 Strategic Development Grant recipients across the U.S. and the only group in Arizona to receive an award during this first phase of the program.
“The work of the MDM2 consortium will accelerate the region’s impact within the international bioscience industry while strengthening domestic manufacturing capacity and processes,” said GPEC President and CEO Chris Camacho. “With this comes more opportunities to train a skilled workforce and increase access to high-quality care which creates a healthier, more equitable future for our communities.”