September 19, 2012 Leave a comment
The Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) presents:
The New Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Report
Thursday, September 20, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
5th floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center
Martin A. Schmidt, Co-Technical Lead, Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Report; Associate Provost; Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT
Theresa Kotanchek, Co-Technical Lead, Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Report,
Vice President, Sustainable Technologies and Innovation Sourcing, Dow Chemical Company
Thomas Kurfess, Prof., Georgia Tech, Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing, Office of Science and Technology
The recently released Advanced Manufacturing Partnership report, Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, details the unique role that manufacturing plays in the broader U.S. economy-as a direct source of jobs, as a spur to additional job growth across the economy, and as an important force for addressing the nation’s trade deficit. Most importantly, the report reveals that the nation’s continued strength in innovation depends on sustaining a close, two-way connection between the innovation and manufacturing processes. “Proximity to the manufacturing process creates innovation spillovers across firms and industries leading to the ideas and capabilities that support the next generation of products and processes,” the report notes. “In this way, a vibrant manufacturing sector is inextricably linked to our capacity as a nation to innovate.” At this forum the two technical co-leads for the AMP report will discuss its findings.
RSVP here or to receive further information, send an email to PAGE@wilsoncenter.org
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