New Orleans-based Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies (APMT) develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the real time monitoring and control of polymer reactions.
The startup has been selected to participate in the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. In June, the Obama Administration announced the Institute was launched through a partnership between Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) and the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.
APMT is one of over 200 participants from 30 states, including industry, academia, and non-profit organizations.
The Institute brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors for use in advanced manufacturing. It focuses on innovations that dramatically reduce energy expenses in the industry.
“This Institute is a resounding validation of the importance of Smart Manufacturing in today’s rapidly changing manufacturing environment,” said Alex Reed, CEO of APMT and SMLC Board Member. “APMT will support the development efforts with our new sensor, control and software technologies, which directly align with the vision of the Institute.”