Nanomanufacturing Summit 2012: Highlighting Nanotechnology Innovation, Commercialization, and Manufacturing

Morse, Jeffrey. National Nanomanufacturing Network. (2012) Nanomanufacturing Summit 2012: Highlighting Nanotechnology Innovation, Commercialization, and Manufacturing. NNN Newsletter, 5 (5).


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A host of cross-cutting federal, state, and regional initiatives have recently been announced with targeted objectives that include accelerating the innovation cycle for U.S. manufacturing and enhancing the connections between academic research and industry driven commercialization. In establishing such public-private partnerships, a key goal is to provide the platform for industry to leap the "Valley of Death", the proverbial chasm that lies between innovations within small businesses and academia, and commercial scale-up and manufacturing. Prime examples of these initiatives include the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), announced last year by the Obama administration, and the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) that may include up to 15 Institutes within the U.S. targeting different sectors of manufacturing innovation. Staying on course with this model, the administration this week announced a $26 million multi-agency Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge to foster innovation-fueled job creation through public-private partnerships. These coordinated investments will help catalyze and leverage private capital, build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and promote cluster-based development in regions across the U.S., further leveraging, for example, the many successful regional, state, and local initiatives and frameworks that have been developed. Also included: Integrated Nanomanufacturing and Nanoinformatics for Scale-up Research, Greener Nano 2012: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop - Call for Experts and Invitation to Participate, and Obama Administration Launches $26 Million Multi-agency Competition to Strengthen Advanced Manufacturing Clusters Across the Nation

Item Type: Article
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > NNN Newsletters
Depositing User: Jessica Adamick
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2012 17:30
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 17:35

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