Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Receives Prestigious Designation as a Center of Innovation Excellence

September 19, 2023   /   Jon Elias

The Additive Innovation Center at OMIC R&D

Scappoose, Oregon – The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development’s (OMIC R&D) is honored to announce that they have been designated a Center of Innovation Excellence (CIE) by Business Oregon. The designation comes with a substantial grant award of $1 million, marking its commitment to advance additive manufacturing and showcase its innovative endeavors on a state and national platform.

The CIE program, spearheaded by the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) and Business Oregon, reflects the State’s vision through its 10-Year Innovation Plan. Out of nineteen dynamic applications that Business Oregon received, OMIC R&D was one of the select five organizations chosen for this honor. The distinction speaks to the Center’s dedication to fostering innovation, expanding our state’s technological frontiers, and strengthening public-private partnerships.

Craig Campbell, Executive Director of OMIC R&D, expressed his gratitude and excitement: “This designation not only affirms the hard work and dedication of our team, but it also underscores our promise to the community and the industry. We are exceptionally proud of this acknowledgment and remain committed to being at the forefront of additive manufacturing advancements. With the support and partnership of Business Oregon, we look forward to scaling new heights and making an exceptional difference in our sector.”

The additive centers recognition emphasizes OMIC R&Ds role in driving forward Oregon’s manufacturing industry and reiterates its commitment to diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices. As a CIE, OMIC R&D can continue to expand its services, further reducing any barriers of entry and making them available statewide for any manufacturing leaders. The designation also encourages collaboration with other innovation hubs and partners across all of Oregon, expanding the horizons of research and development.