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The Innovation Policy Forum



Evaluating the Implications of the MIT

Final Report on Advanced Manufacturing  


1 November 2013




Lecture Room

National Academy of Sciences

2100 C Street NW

Washington, DC



8:30 AM          Continental Breakfast


9:00 AM          Welcome
Charles Wessner, The National Academies
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9:05 AM          Introductory Comments
Luis Proenza, The University of Akron and Co-Chair, Innovation Policy Forum
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9:15 AM          Keynote Address

                        The Honorable Mark Doms, Department of Commerce


9:35 AM          Summary of Production in the Innovation Economy Final Report

                        Suzanne Berger, MIT


10:15 AM        Coffee Break


10:30 AM        Panel I: The MIT PIE Final Report Findings

                        Moderator: Suzanne Berger, MIT


                        Labor Supply

                        Paul Osterman, MIT
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                        Manufacturing in Germany and China

                        Jonas Nahm, MIT


                        Production Scale-Up by Startups

                        Liz Reynolds, MIT

11:30 AM        Panel II: Potential Emerging Advanced Manufacturing Technology Paradigms

                        Moderator: Jason Miller, National Economic Council



                        Julie Shah, MIT


                        Nano Coatings

                        Kripa Varanasi, MIT


                        Scale Down/Local Manufacturing

                        Sanjay Sarma, MIT


                        Solar Technology Production Challenges

                        Tonio Buonassisi, MIT


12:30 PM         Lunch


1:30 PM           Panel III: The Emerging Advanced Manufacturing Infrastructure – Education, Collaborative Institutes, Extension

Moderator: David Danielson, Department of Energy


                        Manufacturing Extension – an International Perspective

Luis Proenza, The University of Akron and Co-Chair, Innovation Policy Forum
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                        The Additive Manufacturing Institute in Youngstown

                        Gary Fedder, Carnegie Mellon University


                        The Community College Role

                        Roy Church, Lorain County Community College
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                        Online Education for Advanced Manufacturing

                        Susan Singer, NSF


2:45 PM           Panel IV: Advanced Manufacturing in Industry

                        Moderator: Phillip Singerman, National Institute of Standards and Technology


                        Mike Russo, GlobalFoundries

                        Jeff Wilcox, Lockheed Martin


3:30 PM           Adjourn