60th STEP Board Meeting
May 30-31, 2013
Guest speakers included Arizona State University President, Michael Crow; Washington Post columnist, Steven Pearlstein; and members of MIT's Production in the Innovation Economy study: Elisabeth Beck Reynolds, Paul Osterman, and Olivier de Weck. The PIE study focuses on links between the innovation processes and manufacturing production processes needed to bring those innovations to market. Guest speakers made presentations on: particular scale-up challenges facing manufacturing companies as they bring their products to market and prepare for large-scale production; the latest developments in advanced manufacturing technologies; the debated question of whether there are systematic shortages in the availability of the skills that manufacturing companies need.
The next STEP Board meeting will be in California on October 24-25, 2013.