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A Partnership of
UConn, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and
Economic Development Administration

CMSC at UConn is one of fourteen UCs in EDA’s Philadelphia Regions that will host EDA University Center Economic Development Technical Assistance Programs as grantees of the 2021 EDA University Center Competition. We are delighted to fulfill the missions of EDA, and to work with Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development to promote economic and workforce development of the State of Connecticut. 

Innovation through Model-Based Definition and Beyond

What We Do

The mission of Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC)  is to provide technical assistance to CT manufacturing community. Our core assets and capabilities include model-based definition through high-fidelity modeling and simulation which are strengthened by digital twinning and machine learning infrastructures developed by the Center experts. The U.S. National Science & Technology Council acknowledges that “manufacturing can no longer be considered separate from the value chain—the system of R&D, product design, software development and integration, and lifecycle service activities performed to deliver a valuable product or service to market.” CMSC possesses the enabling technologies to facilitate such advancement.

How We Do It

As the manufacturing sector is going through the Industry 4.0 revolution, it is imperative for small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs) to incorporate rapidly advancing digital technologies into product development and process optimization. While SMEs may not have relevant expertise or resources, CMSC can help

  • Conducting structural/thermal/fluid analysis using state-of-the-art software and computing facilities
  • Developing data-driven models and formulating optimization for complicated processes
  • Creating machine learning methods for diagnosis and prognosis

These can benefit CT SMEs by providing the opportunities to model and access products and processes virtually and to avoid production of undesirable quality of parts and process disruptions and inefficiencies throughout product life cycles. CMSC was established in 2016 through a partnership with the United States Economic Development Administration, and will be providing technical assistance at no cost in Years 2021-2026. We cover various manufacturing and design processes including, but not limited to, Metal Forming, Metal Forging, Welding, Stamping, Casting, Spinning, Injection Molding, CNC Machining, and Composites Manufacturing.

Please email us at if you are interested in receiving our services at no cost.

The Enterprise Solution Center at UConn IPB including both CMSC and Proof of Concept Center (POCC) was featured on Simsbury Bank's Economic Development podcast: Manufacturing Matters Episode 10 on May 23, 2019. Watch the interview at YouTube.

CMSC Technical Assistance & Workforce Development Outcome & Impacts (2016-present):

  • 34 Industry contracts
  • 24 Community students trained
  • 123 Professionals trained
  • 1286 UConn students trained

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