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MFG USA Institute Check-In: What is Manufacturing USA?

January 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday, January 22  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Central


Join the innovation revolution. Learn how Manufacturing USA accelerates critical manufacturing technology commercialization and workforce readiness. Get to know its 16 different institutes. Hear about member benefits with access to IP sharing, use of the latest technology, and RFP submissions to U.S. government R&D projects. Hear about this vast network comprised of manufacturers, engineering firms, nonprofits, academic institutions; and local state and federal government partners.

In 2020, the Manufacturing USA Institutes leveraged $133 million in federal funds to attract $355 million in state and private investment, worked with 1,920 member organizations to collaborate on more than 560 major R&D projects, and provided tens of thousands of people with advanced manufacturing knowledge and skills.

Panelists:  Tracy Frost (DoD ManTech), Valri Lightner (DOE AMO), Mike Molnar (NIST AMNPO)

Conference: IMTS Spark Showcase

Type: Innovation Shakedown


Mike Molnar, Director of the Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM) at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Tracy Frost, Director at DoD Manufacturing Technology (ManTech)
Valri Lightner, Deputy Director – Advanced Manufacturing Office at Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy / Department of Energy
Benjamin Moses, Director of Manufacturing Technology at AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Job: Host


January 22, 2021
8:00 am - 8:00 pm