SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will receive a technology gift valued at $4 million for the URI College of Engineering from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, the school announced on Tuesday.
The gift will come in the form of manufacturing technology, such as metrology systems, applications software for measurement and computer-aided manufacturing and simulation software tools for design engineering, the school said.
The company specializes in sensor, software and autonomous solutions designed to increase efficiency, productivity and quality in the manufacturing, infrastructure, safety and mobile applications.
“Early on, Hexagon recognized that URI’s International Engineering Program was an important local asset for building our workforce with graduates with technical knowledge and the skills needed to delve into the international business arena,” said Angus Taylor, president and CEO, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North America. “With this new commitment, our technology portfolio and Hexagon experts across the global spectrum will further support URI’s research and development efforts.”
Hexagon’s North American commercial operations headquarters is located in Quonset Business Park, in North Kingstown. The company has also supported the College of Engineering with an internship program and study-abroad assistance, URI said.
“The university is grateful for Hexagon’s continuing investment in our engineering programs. Its support is recognition of the strength of our faculty, their areas of research and the importance of educating and training the next generation of scientists and engineers,” URI President David M. Dooley said.
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