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The Designing for Impact workshop series is organized by the federal interagency AMNPO, in cooperation with stakeholders and local organizations. AMNPO partner agencies include the Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Department of Defense; Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office; Department of Labor; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and National Science Foundation. Local hosts and co-organizers for the third workshop event include the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering's University-Industry
15 U.S.C. 272(b)(1).
Members of the public wishing to attend this public workshop are encouraged to register in advance and may do so online through the event Web site:
The proposed NNMI initiative focuses on strengthening and ensuring the long-term competitiveness and job-creating power of U.S. manufacturing. The constituent IMIs will bring together industry, universities and community colleges, federal agencies, and U.S. states to accelerate innovation by investing in industrially-relevant manufacturing technologies with broad applications to bridge the gap between basic research and product development, provide shared assets to help companies—particularly small manufacturers—access cutting-edge capabilities and equipment, and create an unparalleled environment to educate and train students and workers in advanced manufacturing skills. The President's proposed FY 2013 budget includes $1 billion for this proposed initiative.
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. Each IMI also will have a well-defined technology focus to address industrially-relevant manufacturing challenges on a large scale and to provide the capabilities and facilities required to reduce the cost and risk of commercializing new technologies.
In his March 9, 2012, announcement, President Obama proposed building a national network consisting of up to 15 IMIs.
On December 15, 2011, Commerce Secretary John Bryson announced the AMNPO that is hosted by the NIST.
The AMNPO has held two prior Designing for Impact workshops as part of its strategy for soliciting nation-wide input on building the NNMI. The first workshop was held on April 25, 2012, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and the second on July 9, 2012, at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. On May 4, 2012, the AMNPO issued a Request for Information (RFI), seeking public comment on specific questions related to the structure and operations of the NNMI and IMIs. The RFI was published in the
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