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Global Best Practice in Supporting Manufacturing:

MEP & Other National Programs

 

DRAFT Agenda

 

11 October 2012

 

The National Academies

Lecture Room

2100 C Street, NW

Washington, DC

  

9:00AM           Welcome

Charles Wessner, The National Academies*

 

9:15AM           The National Academies Evaluation of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Philip Shapira, University of Manchester and Georgia Institute of Technology *

 

9:30AM           Keynote Address: Innovation and Manufacturing in America

The Honorable Rebecca Blank, Department of Commerce*

 

10:00AM         Panel I: The Manufacturing Imperative

Moderator: Jim Griffith, Timken*

 

Why and Which Manufacturing Matters

Susan Helper, White House Council of Economic Advisors+

 

Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing

Bill Bonvillian, MIT*

 

National Security Dimensions of U.S. Manufacturing

Brett Lambert, Department of Defense+

 

11:00AM         Coffee Break

 

11:15AM         Panel II:  Foreign Manufacturing Support Programs—Part I

Moderator: Ginger Lew, Three Oaks Investments*

 

                        Canadian Models

                        Bogdan Ciobanu, Industrial Research Assistance Program+

 

                        New British Initiatives

                        Fergus Harradence, Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills+

 

12:15PM         Lunch

 

1:00PM           Keynote: Revitalizing American Manufacturing

The Honorable Patrick Gallagher, National Institute of Standards and Technology*

 

1:30PM           Panel III: Foreign Manufacturing Support Programs—Part II

                        Moderator: Rob James, National Research Council of Canada*

 

The Fraunhofer Institutes

Thomas Bauernhansl, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation*

 

Fraunhofer-Lite: The French Carnot Institutes

                        Jean-Michel Le Roux, National Research Agency*

 

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute

                        Sean Wang, Industrial Technology Research Institute*

 

2:45PM           Coffee Break

 

3:00PM           Panel IV: Support for Innovative Manufacturing in the U.S.

                        Moderator: Jack Dover, Office of Senator Brown*

 

                        The Evolution of MEP: The New Strategy

                        Roger Kilmer, National Institute of Standards and Technology*

 

                        EWI: A Public-Private Partnership for Manufacturing

                        Henry Cialone, EWI*

 

                        Can Foreign Models Work Here?  The Fraunhofer Institutes in the U.S.

                        Tom Kurfess, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy*

 

4:15PM           Roundtable: MEP and the Evolution of Manufacturing Support

Chair: Philip Shapira, University of Manchester and Georgia Institute of Technology *

 

Jack Dover, Office of Senator Brown (D-Ohio)*

Phillip Singerman, National Institute of Standards and Technology*

Sean Wang, Industrial Technology Research Institute*

Jean-Michel Le Roux, National Research Agency*

Fergus Harradence, Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills+

 

5:00PM           Adjourn to Reception

 

* indicates confirmed
+ indicates invited
(P) indicates proposed