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Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 National Meeting at THE BIG M

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1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. June 9, 2014
Grand Ballroom A
Cobo Center, Detroit Michigan

"The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 is a national effort initiated by President Obama to secure U.S. leadership in emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness. AMP is joining with the Big M Manufacturing Convergence National meeting, among several regional meetings held around the country, to highlight this critical national imperative. We invite all manufacturing stakeholders in the Great Lakes region and beyond to participate in this important meeting.”

- CEO Wes Bush Northrop Grumman

"We are pleased to co-host the AMP National Meeting in Detroit together with the SME and Northrop Grumman. The Big M event brings together manufacturing leaders from industry and academia for one week of engaging discussions on state of the art research and innovation. The University of Michigan is proud to be part of this important event."

- President Mary Sue Coleman, University of Michigan

About The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

The Great Lakes region knows about AMP 2.0 first-hand as the two newly announced institutes – ALMMII – American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute in the Metro Detroit area, and the Digital Lab in Chicago are a result of the NNMI (National Network for Manufacturing Innovation) established by AMP 1.0 and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report of July 2012.

The AMP 2.0 initiative consists of 5 work-streams. The Manufacturing Image Workstream co-chaired by The University of Michigan and Northrop Grumman are proud to host the AMP 2.0 National meeting in partnership with SME and co-located at THE BIG M event June 9th 2014 at Cobo Center, Detroit Michigan.

President Obama has charged the AMP 2.0 Steering Committee with developing concrete plans for securing the nation’s competitive advantage in advanced manufacturing. This National meeting, among several regional meetings held around the country, is an important step in this process. It will engage the manufacturing community on key issues that include transformative technologies, workforce development and government policies.

The AMP 2.0 initiative encompasses 5 different workstreams:

  • Transformative Manufacturing Technologies
  • Demand-Driven Workforce Development
  • NNMI (National Network for Manufacturing Innovation)
  • Scale-up Policy
  • Image and Engagement

These working groups consist of manufacturing OEMs, suppliers, organizations and academia – working towards real solutions for moving manufacturing forward in the US. At this meeting, June 9th, all working groups will be briefing delegates on their findings, initiatives and future plans and solicit inputs. Don’t miss this exclusive information!

THE BIG M provides a national platform for SHAPING THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING.

THE BIG M is an extraordinary gathering of industry professionals, manufacturers and policymakers with the shared vision of applying our best thinking to our most complex manufacturing challenges. It’s not about starting a discussion – it’s about finding real-world solutions by harnessing the collective knowledge of manufacturers across industries. What you’ll get is exclusive access to people and technology that are transforming manufacturing right now.

We need to invest in what we make. Everything about THE BIG M is making connections and shaping the future of manufacturing.

Attendees will also assess the region’s strengths and challenges in bringing advanced manufacturing innovation to small- and medium-sized businesses. The information generated at this National meeting will help to inform the AMP 2.0 Steering Committee to develop specific policy recommendations for President Obama later this year.