NATIONAL NETWORK FOR MANUFACTURING INNOVATION: A PRELIMINARY DESIGN
Start: 2013-01-31, Publication: 2013-08-20
... this report describes the Administration's proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) -- an initiative
to accelerate U.S. advanced manufacturing by catalyzing the development of new technologies, educational competencies, production
processes, and products via shared contributions from the public and private sectors and academia.
Name:Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office
About the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office -- Hosted by the Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST), the AMNPO is an interagency team with participation from all Federal agencies involved in U.S. manufacturing.
Principal participant agencies currently include the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education, and Energy, the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation. The AMNPO reports to the Executive Office of the
President and operates under the National Science and Technology Council. As recommended inPCAST's advanced manufacturing
report, the interagency office will enable more effective collaboration in identifying and addressing challenges and opportunities
that span technology areas and cut across agency missions. In addition, the office will link Federal efforts to the growing
number of private-sector partnerships between manufacturers, universities, State and local governments, and other organizations.
For more information please contact:
- Michael F. Molnar: Director-Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, Chief Manufacturing Officer-National Institute of Standards and Technology,
United States Department of Commerce, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4700, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 Telephone: 301-975-2830 firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Institute of Standards and Technology
- United States Department of Commerce
- National Science and Technology Council: About the National Science and Technology Council -- The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) is the principal means
by which the Executive Branch coordinates science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up the Federal
research and development enterprise. A primary objective of the NSTC is establishing clear national goals for Federal science
and technology investments. The NSTC prepares research and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies
to form investment packages aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals. The work of the NSTC is organized under five committees:
Environment, Natural Resources and Sustainability; Homeland and National Security; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
(STEM) Education; Science; and Technology. Each of these committees oversees subcommittees and working groups focused on different
aspects of science and technology. More information is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/nstc.
- Executive Office of the President
- Office of Science and Technology Policy: About the Office of Science and Technology Policy -- The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was established by
the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976. OSTP's responsibilities include advising
the President in policy formulation and budget development on questions in which science and technology are important elements;
articulating the President's science and technology policy and programs; and fostering strong partnerships among Federal,
state, and local governments, and the scientific communities in industry and academia. The Director of OSTP also serves as
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and manages the NSTC. More information is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp.
- John P. Holdren: Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation: The NNMI will consist of linked Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs), designed to serve as regional hubs of world-leading
technologies and services. IMIs will provide shared facilities to local start-ups and small manufacturers to help them scale
up new technologies, accelerate technology transfer to the marketplace, and facilitate the adoption of innovative developments
across supply chains. And they will act as ‘teaching factories' to build workforce skills at multiple levels and to strengthen
business capabilities in large and small companies.
- The Public Sector
- The Private Sector
- President Obama: President Obama has proposed a $1 billion investment in a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation to advance American
domestic manufacturing by addressing this gap . This Federal investment will be managed collectively by several Federal
agencies coordinated through the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO).*
- Industry: The NNMI program is designed to bring together industry; universities (including community colleges); and local, State and
Federal governments to spur manufacturing innovation and translate it into American jobs. Up to 15 Institutes for Manufacturing
Innovation will be formed.
- Community Colleges
- Local Governments
- State Governments
- Federal Government
- SMEs: small- and medium-sized enterprises
- President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: The proposal implements recommendations made by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and
a wide range of other experts and organizations. It recognizes that investing in early stage research isn't enough to ensure
that a new technology progresses smoothly from invention to product development to manufacturing at scale in the United States.