THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Policy and Global Affairs
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy
Innovation Policy Forum
Securing Advanced Manufacturing in the United States:
The Role of Manufacturing USA: Proceedings of a Workshop
The Manufacturing USA initiative seeks to reinforce U.S.-based advanced manufacturing through partnerships among industry, academia, and government. Started in 2012 and established with bipartisan support by the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2014, the initiative envisages a nationwide network of research centers for manufacturing innovation. As of May 2017, 14 manufacturing innovation institutes had been established to facilitate the movement of early-stage research into proven capabilities ready for adoption by U.S. manufacturers.
To better understand the role and experiences of the Manufacturing USA institutes to date, a committee of the Innovation Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on May 23, 2017 drawing together institute directors and manufacturing policy experts along with leaders from industry, academia, and government. Participants addressed the role of the manufacturing institutes in increasing advanced manufacturing in the United States, examined selected foreign programs designed to support advanced manufacturing, and reviewed recent assessments of existing institutes. This publication from the National Academies’ of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff of the House Manufacturing Caucus. The report was publicly released on October 13, 2017 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press