Carnegie Mellon University and Bombardier, Inc. Launch Smart Infrastructure Incubator
The new multidisciplinary $2.2 million research center/incubator is set to open this fall to explore joint research in variety of critical technology areas to enable more efficient and sustainable civil infrastructure and transit operations.
Matthew Sanfilippo, executive director of the new Pennsylvania Smart Infrastructure Incubator (PSII), said: “Tomorrow’s infrastructure will blend traditional concrete-and-steel physical infrastructure systems with cyber-infrastructure systems such as computers, networks and sensors in ways that are just emerging. Pennsylvania has a wealth of companies, universities and institutions that are inventing many of these emerging technologies that will build or re-build the world’s infrastructure. We intend to bring these organizations together to leverage and highlight this new resource to help make Pennsylvania a visible leader in these critical emerging technologies.”
Bombardier is one of the primary founding partners of the new Pennsylvania Smart Infrastructure Incubator (PSII), and will be joined by other partners from a variety of industries in the near future.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is also providing a significant economic development grant through the Redevelopment Assistant Capital Program (RACP) to help establish the incubator.