Multiple centers are co-located at the NPIC, a newly constructed facility dedicated to strategic center development activities at CPSPE. The NPIC is a unique facility consisting of a two sections. Section I has a high-bay area specifically for prototype development of large prototype processing equipment while Section II consists of two floors of advanced RDI Center related laboratories. Currently, two active Centers are operating at the NPIC. These are the Scalable Nanomanufacturing Center (Miko Cakmak, Director) and the Akron Functional Materials Center (AFMC, Co-Directors, Alamgir Karim and Matthew Becker). These mission, facilities and research at these two centers are described below. A third Center for Biomaterials and Medicine (CBMM, Co-Directors Matthew Becker and William Landis) is currently under development in partnership with The Austen BioInnovation Institute of Akron.