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  The Innovation Policy Forum



Reinventing U.S. Advanced Manufacturing

A Review of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 Report

National Academy of Sciences, Lecture Room
2100 C Street NW
Washington, DC

27 October 2014



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2:30 PMCoffee and Refreshments
3:15 PMWelcome
  • Luis Proenza, Co-Chair, The Academies' Innovation Policy Forum, and Member, Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy
3:25 PMIntroduction to the AMP 2.0 Report: Accelerating U.S. Advanced  Manufacturing
  • Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Wesley G. Bush, CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation
3:40 PMPillar I - Enabling Innovation
Findings & Recommendations for Technology Development and for Building a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
Moderator: Carrie Houtman, Government Affairs Director, The Dow Chemical Company

  • Ravi Shanker, Global Business Advisor, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Krystyn Van Vliet, Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT
  • Tom Kurfess, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Mike Russo, Director, Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Government Discussants:
  • Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mike Molnar, Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology  
4:20 PM Pillar II - Securing the Talent Pipeline
Findings and Recommendations for Educating the Workforce and Creating a Positive Image of Manufacturing Careers

Moderator: Annette Parker, South Central College, Minnesota

  • Marsha Danielson, Dean of Global Outreach & Strategic Partnerships, South Central College, Minnesota
  • Joe Ensor, Vice President & General Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Jack Hu, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Jennifer McNelly, President, Manufacturing Institute
Government Discussant:
  • JJ Raynor, Senior Policy Advisor, National Economic Council
5:00 PMPillar III - Improving the Business Climate
Findings and Recommendations for Scale-up Policy and Supply Chain Development

Moderator: Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers

  • Christie Wong Barrett, CEO, Mac Arthur Corporation
  • Wayne Watkins, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Akron
  • Mark Jones, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Jennifer Clark, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Government Discussant:
  • Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Studies, National Institute of Standards and Technology
5:30 PMConclusion - Comments on Implementation
  • Jason Miller, Deputy Director, National Economic Council
5:45 PMAdjourn
Coffee & Refreshments Available


The Academies' Innovation Policy Forum acts as a focal point for a national and international dialogue on innovation policy. The Forum brings together representatives of government, industry, national laboratories, research institutes and universities -- foreign and domestic -- to exchange views on current challenges and opportunities for U.S. innovation policy and to learn about the goals, instruments, funding levels, and results of national and regional programs and discuss their lessons for U.S. policy and potential impact on the composition of the U.S. economy.  The Forum provides the opportunity to regularly exchange information on current and potential policy initiatives to advance innovation and the development of the knowledge economy in the United States and abroad.