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Designing for Impact I: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

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April 25, 2012
Troy, New York, United States

This regional workshop, first in a series to be held across the nation, will launch the public-private effort to design the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) as proposed in the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2013.


Participants will learn about the principles and concepts motivating this national initiative to address a strategic gap in the U.S. innovation system.  The envisioned network will connect research discoveries and budding ideas for tomorrow’s technologies and products with the U.S. manufacturers of today, as well as with the start-ups sprouting on the horizon.


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).  The President’s FY2013 budget requests $1 billion to create up to 15 IMIs that 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 advance manufacturing workforce.  As envisioned, each IMI will serve as a regional hub of manufacturing excellence, providing the innovation infrastructure to support regional manufacturing and ensuring that our manufacturing sector is a key pillar in an economy that is built to last.


Who Should Attend?

The NNMI is a collaborative effort to improve the U.S. manufacturing sector’s competitiveness and innovation performance.  Critically essential is the wide participation from industry, academia, state and local governments, economic development organizations, and other stakeholders.


Workshop Sponsor: Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO)


Location: RPI’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY


 Advance on-line registrationis required. Begins about April 2 and ends April 20, 2012.

Space is limited and registration will be on a first-come first-served basis

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