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The Innovation Policy Forum held a workshop on November 14 to revisit the Manufacturing USA initiative, which seeks to reinforce U.S.-based advanced manufacturing through partnerships among industry, academia, and government. The workshop explored the roles that these institutes have played during the initial period of their cooperative agreements, and considered how those roles may change if federal matching funding is discontinued. The workshop paid particular attention to maintaining U.S. competitiveness, creating a skilled workforce, and building robust supply chains.

Revisiting the Manf USA Institutes

Innovation Policy Forum

Revisiting the Manufacturing USA Institutes

 November 14, 2018

Room 100
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 5th Street, NW

Washington, DC

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9:00 AM           Welcome
                        David Hart, George Mason University, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
                        and Innovation Policy Forum co-chair

9:15 AM
          Keynote Address:
                        The Honorable Patrick Gallagher, University of Pittsburgh

9:45 AM           Panel I: Overview/Big Picture

                        Willy Shih, Harvard Business School
                        Joseph Fox, Ashland Inc.  (Slides)

10:30 AM        Coffee Break

10:45 AM         Panel II: Workforce Development
                        Moderator: James Woodell, Consultant; formerly Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

                        The Honorable Emily Stover DeRocco, LIFT, and Eric Burkland, The Ohio Manufacturers Association
                        Kevin McComber, AIM Photonics Academy, and Nicolaus Rhenwrick, Lockheed Martin Corporation
                        Rebecca Hartley, ARM, and Patrick Hillberg, Siemens
PLM Software

12:15 PM         Lunch

1:15 PM           Panel III: Domestic Supply Chains and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
                        Moderator: Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve University

                        Jennifer Hagan-Dier, Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership at the University of Tennessee (Slides)
                        Michael Garvey, M-7 Technologies
                        Yoel Fink, AFFOA   (Slides)
                        Andrew Schrank, Brown University  (Slides)

2:45 PM          Coffee Break

3:00 PM          Panel IV: Knowledge Creation, Intellectual Property, and Technology Diffusion
                        Moderator: William Bonvillian, MIT

                        Andrew Bowd, AIM Photonics  (Slides)
                        Erica Fuchs, Carnegie Mellon University
                        Kathleen Kingscott, IBM
                        Ira Moskowitz, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   (Slides)

4:30 PM          Views on Advanced Manufacturing
Moderator: Thomas Guevara, Indiana University Public Policy Institute
Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing
                        Lloyd Whitman, Office of Science and Technology Policy      (Slides)
                        Technician Training for Advanced Manufacturing in the U.K.
                        Paul Lewis, King's College London       (Slides)

                        Industry Views on Advanced Manufacturing
                        Brett Lambert, Northrop Grumman

5:30 PM          Adjourn to Reception