This regional workshop, second in a series to be held across the nation, provides an opportunity for representatives from industry, academia, and government to share perspectives, pose questions, and propose ideas to design the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).
This Designing for Impact workshop will acquaint U.S. manufacturing stakeholders with the principles and concepts motivating this public-private national initiative, as proposed in the President's budget for Fiscal Year 2013, and will provide a forum for public discussion of this new initiative. Most of the workshop will be devoted to interactive sessions designed to solicit ideas on how to best structure the NNMI and its regional hubs—Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs).
Join other regional manufacturing stakeholders. Share your perspectives on how best to strengthen the U.S. innovation infrastructure to help manufacturers improve capabilities, develop new, advanced products and processes, gain market share, and create new jobs, directly and indirectly.
The Designing for Impact workshop series is organized by the federal interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), in cooperation with stakeholders and local organizations. AMNPO partner agencies include the Department of Commerce and its National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Defense, Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and National Science Foundation. Local hosts for this Designing for Impact II event include the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cuyahoga Community College, and Case Western Reserve University.
Conceived to address strategic gaps in the U.S. innovation system, the NNMI will be as a network of up to 15 regional hubs—Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs)—that will connect research discoveries and ideas for new technologies and products with current U.S. manufacturers as well as with the start-up firms of tomorrow. Regional collaborations will bring together industry, universities and community colleges, federal agencies and states to accelerate innovation by investing in industrially relevant manufacturing technologies with broad applications and to support education and training of an advanced manufacturing workforce.
EVENT: Designing for Impact II: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
WHEN: Monday, July 9, 2012
WHERE: Cuyahoga Community College, Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Road Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
REGISTER: Find more information and register online here.