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Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Regional Meeting

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Working Group on Advanced Manufacturing is holding its fourth regional meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm on December 12, 2011.

Advanced manufacturing will provide the basis for high-quality jobs for Americans and sustain U.S. competitiveness in the 21st century. To ensure that the United States attracts manufacturing activity and remains a leader in knowledge production, PCAST recommended in its June 2011 “Report to the President on Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing” that the Federal government create a fertile environment for innovation and make investments to ensure that new technologies and design methodologies are developed in the United States, and that technology-based enterprises have the infrastructure to flourish here.

On the basis of that report, President Obama established PCAST’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee to provide additional advice to the government on how to catalyze investment in and deployment of emerging technologies with the potential to transform U.S. manufacturing. In addition, the AMP Steering Committee is to identify the collaborative approaches needed to realize these opportunities.  During this regional meeting, you will have an opportunity to provide your thoughts on:

  • Technology development
  • Education and workforce development
  • Shared infrastructure and facilities
  • Policies that could create a fertile innovation environment

Please come – PCAST welcomes your thoughts and ideas!

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