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Manufacturing USA is a nationwide network of research centers for manufacturing innovation. It is designed to strengthen U.S.-based advanced manufacturing through partnerships among industry, academia, and government. The first institute started in 2012, with later institutes established under the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2014 (RAMI Act). Today, the 14 manufacturing institutes (which address innovation in a variety of technologies including additive manufacturing, flexible electronics, fabrics, advanced robotics, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing) are working to help move early-stage research into capabilities ready for adoption by U.S. manufacturers.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on May 23, 2017 drawing together industry leaders, academic experts, and institute directors to discuss the experiences of the institutes and their prospects for the future. A summary of the workshop is available at

Please join us for a discussion of the highlights from the workshop, featuring remarks by Senator Christopher Coons along with analysis by David Hart (co-chair of the National Academies Innovation Policy Forum), Bill Bonvillian (MIT), and Mike Molnar (Office of Advanced Manufacturing).

Securing Advanced Manufacturing in the United States:

The Role of Manufacturing USA


October 31, 2017 

Capitol Visitor Center
Room SVC 209-08 
First St. NE, Washington, DC 20515  



10:00 AM          Welcome: David Hart, Co-Chair of the NASEM Innovation Policy Forum

10:05 AM          Keynote:  U.S. Senator Christopher Coons of Delaware        

10:20 AM          Securing Advanced Manufacturing in the United States
                          William Bonvillian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  View slides

10:35 AM          The Growth of Manufacturing USA
                         Michael Molnar, Office of Advanced Manufacturing (NIST)  View slides
10:50 AM          Sustaining the Manufacturing USA Institutes
                          Mike Russo, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

11:05 AM          Discussion 

11:30 AM          Adjourn