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State House News Service: Defense Department funding high-tech fabrics institute in Cambridge

June 13, 2016

“Our institute will go everywhere a fiber and fabric goes,” said a statement from Yoel Fink, director of MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics, who led the proposal. The Baker administration has committed $40 million in matching capital funds at the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Institute, according to a Baker administration official. Described as a public-private partnership, the institute will be located nearby MIT, according to the university, which said the funding, including $75 million from the federal government, will cover five years.

Post-Announcement Press


Throughout the morning after announcements were allowed at 6 a.m., and especially following the 11 a.m. event at MIT, stories began appearing regionally and nationally.